Three JROTC students who were among those killed in the Parkland, Florida shooting have received special honors.
The Army has given Peter Wang, Alaina Petty, and Martin Duque JROTC Heroism Medals posthumously. The medal for Petty was presented at her funeral and Duque’s will be as well.
Peter Wang was buried in his uniform with the medal on it. Wang was seen, in uniform, during the shooting trying to save others by getting them to safety. Because his actions exemplified the military standards of “duty, honor, country,” the 15-year-old has, posthumously, been admitted to West Point Military Academy for the Class of 2025.
The Florida National Guard was directed by Governor Rick Scott to attend each of the JROTC members funerals.