Hero cadet Peter Wang, the 15-year-old JROTC member who sacrificed his life so that other children could live during the Parkland Shooting, has been posthumously accepted into The United States Military Academy Preparatory School, often referred to as West Point.
“One of USMA’s priorities is to develop leaders of character who are committed to the values of Duty, Honor, and Country,” the organization wrote in a tweet on Tuesday. “Peter Wang’s actions on February 14 are an example of those principles & the academy honors his dream of being a West Point cadet with a 2025 letter of acceptance.”
Wang would have graduated in the year 2025; afterwards, he would have looked forward to a long and illustrious career in the military.
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