Hero posthumously admitted to West Point
He was a proud Chinese American who loved his culture, anime and basketball. He was an active JROTC member and a video game fanatic.
His dream was to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and become a pilot. When shots rang out as he tried to escape the building, he bolted to the door, bravely holding it open so others could get to safety. Faced with tragedy on the national day of love, he served his country, but not quite the way he’d dreamed of.
Peter Wang, 15, was shot and killed in a hallway at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, 2018.