- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Army is awarding medals for heroism to three students who were killed in the shooting last week at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Alaina Petty, Peter Wang and Martin Duque were cadets in the school’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and will receive the Medal of Heroism for their actions in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Army said Tuesday.

Ms. Petty’s family was presented with her medal at her funeral service Monday, and Mr. Wang’s family was to receive his medal at his service Tuesday. Mr. Wang was to be buried in his JROTC uniform, according to an Army spokesman.

Mr. Wang died in his JROTC uniform, shot repeatedly while holding open a door to let other students escape accused gunman Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at the school.

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point also is posthumously admitting Mr. Wang, 15, who had hoped to attend the academy.

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