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Army awards posthumous medal to JROTC freshman who died helping classmates in Florida shooting: The following story is being reprinted with the permission of Task and Purpose, which retains all rights. The story was written by Jared Keller, Task and Purpose senior editor, and originally ran on Feb. 16, 2018, on www.taskandpurpose.com. To read the original story, please visit https://taskandpurpose.com/peter-wang-florida-shooting-victim, or see the link to the original at the bottom of this article.

PARKLAND, Fla. — When an expelled former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, Peter Wang used the last minutes of his life to help save his fellow students.

According to witnesses, the 15-year-old freshman member of the school’s JROTC program “was holding a door to let other students out before him” as suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz prowled the halls of his former alma mater, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Army awards posthumous medal to JROTC freshman who died helping classmates in Florida shooting: The following story is being reprinted with the permission of Task and Purpose, which retains all rights. The story was written by Jared Keller, Task and Purpose senior editor, and originally ran on Feb. 16, 2018, on www.taskandpurpose.com. To read the original story, please visit https://taskandpurpose.com/peter-wang-florida-shooting-victim, or see the link to the original at the bottom of this article.PARKLAND, Fla. — When an expelled former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, Peter Wang used the last minutes of his life to help save his fellow students.According to witnesses, the 15-year-old freshman member of the school’s JROTC program “was holding a door to let other students out before him” as suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz prowled the halls of his former alma mater, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.