Three JROTC cadets killed in Parkland school shooting awarded JROTC Heroism
By Kevin Fobbs
[First published on February 20, 2018 on commdiginews.com]
WASHINGTON, November 20, 2018 – As bullets screamed through the hallways in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Wednesday Valentine’s Day, JROTC student, Peter Wang, died holding the doors for Parkland students and staff to escape the shooting. According to Fox News he is one of three JROTC cadets who died in the shooting. They have each been awarded the Army JROTC Medal of Heroism for their actions of bravery during the shooting rampage that took their lives and the lives of 14 others.
Age does not determine heroism, courage in the face of fear defined the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School cadet’s true measure.
That afternoon thousands of students and staff fled or took cover as 19-year-old shooter Nikolas Cruz engaged in his deadly killing spree. Yet, Wang, 15, in his JROTC uniform, stood his ground. According to teachers and students, he was unflinching in his apparent goal to give them safe passage from the hail of bullets.