People petition for Parkland shooting victim to be buried with military honor

US Army Awards 'Heroism Medals' to 3 JROTC Students Killed in Florida High School Shooting

The U.S. Army is awarding its Medal of Heroism to three Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) cadets killed in last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, an Army spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.

Peter Wang was shot multiple times and killed while holding the door to his study hall open, allowing dozens of his classmates to escape.

Family members of the cadets, Alaina Petty, Martin Duque and Peter Wang, will receive the medals, which are awarded only to cadets whose achievements "involved the acceptance of danger and extraordinary responsibilities, exemplifying praiseworthy courage and fortitude".

"Wang was killed in the process", the petition continued.

"Wang died a hero, and deserves to be treated as such, and deserves a full honors military burial", the petition states.

The petition has received more than 60,000 signatures but still needs to reach 100,000 before it would get a response from the White House.

Wang's classmates are sure that there would have been more lives lost during the massacre had their friend not been so courageous.

US Army Awards 'Heroism Medals' to 3 JROTC Students Killed in Florida High School Shooting

"Marine Veteran here. If there family sees this I want them to know I would have been honored to serve with this courageous young man!"

A funeral service for Wang is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, at the Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 655 N. University Drive in Coral Springs.

On Monday morning, about 1,500 people attended the funeral of Alaina Petty, including Florida Gov. Rick Scott. According to CNN, Wang was set to be buried in his JROTC uniform.

Wang also dreamed of going to the military academy at West Point to serve the country.

"The NRA donated $10,000 to help train the Parkland shooting suspect to use a rifle", Think Progress reports. Chen said that his brother Wang was "the best brother, cousin, son, and friend anyone could ever ask for".

Jason Wang (C) holds a picture of his brother Peter, along with his younger brother, Alex, after Peter's funeral on January 20, 2018. His family says he talked all the time about wanting to join the military.

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