Petition for shooting victim to get military honors

Feb 19, 2018 by

  • Peter Wang, 15, was shot in the head as he held the door for others to escape
  • He was wearing his ROTC uniform at the time of the shooting last Wednesday 
  • Peter’s friends and family are now petitioning for him to be given military honors
  • His neighbor said he received the most shots to the body out of the 17 victims
  • Their petition has clocked up 25,000 signatures out of the 100,000 they want  

A petition is underway to award a hero ROTC student of the Parkland high school shooting with full military honors and burial.

Peter Wang, 15, died last Wednesday when gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

Peter’s cousin, who was inside the school at the time, said he last saw him holding the door open for other teenagers to flee.

He was wearing his ROTC uniform at the time and was shot in the head.

According to a neighbor who acted as a translator for his Mandarin-speaking parents, he was shot the most number of times by the gunman.

Now, his friends and others in the community are petitioning the White House.

Peter Wang, 15, was shot in the head as he held the door open for his classmates to flee last Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas school in Parkland, Florida 

Peter Wang, 15, was shot in the head as he held the door open for his classmates to flee last Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas school in Parkland, Florida

A petition is underway for Peter, whose dream was to attend West Point and later join the military, to receive full military honors and burial 

A petition is underway for Peter, whose dream was to attend West Point and later join the military, to receive full military honors and burial

They say he loved being a part of the cadets program and was proud to wear his uniform to school.

‘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,’ the petition reads.

By Monday morning, it had received 25,000 signatures out of the 100,000 it needs.

Source: Petition for shooting victim to get military honors | Daily Mail Online

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