The U.S. Army West Point academy has posthumously appointed fallen Parkland JROTC student Peter Wang to its class of 2025, Brittany Wallman of the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
West Point will provide the family of Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting victim Peter Wang a letter of acceptance to West Point Class of 2025, which was his dream, and honorarium tokens. His funeral is today. pic.twitter.com/kOb9P5mjdd
— Brittany Wallman (@BrittanyWallman) February 20, 2018
Wang, a member of the JROTC program at the high school, was shot while trying to hold the door of his classroom closed to protect his fellow students. He was killed along with 16 of his peers.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 17, 2018
Wang’s neighbor told Fox News recently his dream was to attend the U.S. military academy at West Point.
A petition circulated widely Monday urged the U.S. military to bury Wang with full honors saying, “His selfless and heroic actions have led to the survival of dozens in the area. Wang died a hero, and deserves to be treated as such, and deserves a full honors military burial.”