West Point accepts cadet Peter Wang posthumously

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During the Parkland carnage, three JROTC cadets died. All three received the JROTC Medal of Heroism, which “is given to a cadet who does something “so exceptional and outstanding that it clearly sets the individual apart from fellow students” and ‘involved the acceptance of danger and extraordinary responsibilities, exemplifying praiseworthy fortitude and courage.'” One of them, Peter Wang, dreamed of attending the West Point military academy one day. The institution on Tuesday said it would accept him posthumously—an event so rare it could not recount the last such honor was awarded.


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