Peter Wang
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Peter Wang died February 14, 2018 in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. He was 15.

Peter was in the school's ROTC program, and the Miami Herald wrote that he was last seen in uniform holding the door so other students could escape.

His friend, Gabriel Ammirata, described Peter as, "funny, nice and a great friend. He's been my best friend since third grade."

The Sun-Sentinel quoted his cousin Lin Chen: "He is so brave. He is the person who is genuinely kind to everyone. He doesn't care about popularity. He always liked to cheer people up. He is like the big brother everyone wished they had."

Legacy mourns all those who died at Stoneman Douglas.
Published in Sun-Sentinel on Feb. 16, 2018.
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September 21, 2018
As a JROTC commander in the next county over, I can't even imagine what it would feel like to lose a cadet like Peter. This is the kind of kid they make movies about. At our school, we held a memorial service to honor those who died with you. Your memory will stay with us and inspire us through marksmanship competitions, inspections, raider practices, and daily life. Thank you for upholding that creed we all make fun of- you truly did exemplify those values.
April 14, 2018
My heart goes out to you and you and your family. I can only imagine what you all are going through. From everything I have read Peter was such a good young man and I know you are proud of him. Keep in mind the good memories and if you read the Bible rely on what it says to strengthen you though such a challenging time and the hope it gives us for ones we have lost. Keeping all of the families in prayer.
March 14, 2018
Peter Wang was a hero. Nothing less than such. He was only a kid, and yet he already knew how to be a man. He laid his life down so that other kids could go home to their families. He didn't abandon his post until the very end. That's the American military way. I wish to have such a positive affect on others' lives like Peter. As someone who wants to serve, I wish I could have met Peter. From what I have seen and read, he was a good kid with a pure heart. It's hard to see such a good person lose their life this way. I am heartbroken over this tragedy, and can only imagine what those who knew him personally are going through. Everyday I will live to honor your sacrifice. I can only hope I can one day be as selfless as you were. Rest easy brother. We who wish to be as courageous as you have the watch.
My condolences those who knew them. My heart breaks for you.
March 3, 2018
To the family,
My heartfelt condolences in the passing of Peter. His sacrificing of his life to save others will not go unnoticed by God. "For God is not unrighteous so as to forget your work and the love you showed..." (Hebrews 6:10) Peter and his fellow classmates will receive life in paradise. (Luke 23:43)
Phyllis Watson
February 28, 2018
I am sorry to have to write condolences for such a young person. He apparently gave so much of himself for his classmates. This is a testimony to his parents. What a fine job they did in loving him and preparing him for life. May our father remember him and listen to the prayers of the family. He will help you through.
February 27, 2018
I'm deeply saddened by the victims who perished during the Florida shooting. Although I've never met Peter, I send my condolences to his family and friends.
Jordan Wook
February 26, 2018
I'm sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. hope you are comforted by this few words. you will be able to see Peter Wang again.(ACt 24:15) I will keep the whole family in my prayers.
February 26, 2018
Mr. & Mrs. Wang, your son saved other children, from what I hear. He was a brave young man and I wish you all comfort. I am praying for each and every one of you. What a tremendous loss.
Katherine Grigelis
February 25, 2018
Please accept my condolence, for the loss of you son. May the God of all "comfort you in all you trials", making your grief bearable, and letting know that other share in your pain and can sympathize with you.
February 24, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Peter was truly a very brave young man.God bless you, Peter.
Joseph Stern
February 24, 2018
Dear Wang family,

I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your amazing boy. His memory will definitely stay with you and your family forever. May you find true comfort from God at this time. He will make you strong (1 Peter 5:10).
February 24, 2018
Mr & Mrs Wang, thank you for raising a son who was one of the bravest people that this country could ever know.
At the tender age of 15, he had already understood what being a "man" meant. He had learned the discipline of mind, fortitude of spirit and clear direction of leadership. You had raised a son that no longer belonged to you but rather belonged to all of us, a grateful nation, who sincerely thanks you.
Your son was a true Sheepdog who protected the weak. We thank you for training such courage into one so young.
We mourn your loss and our own
Denise (Savannah, GA)
Denise Horning
February 24, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for you to have peace and fond memories of this wonderful young man
Gloria Kracke
February 24, 2018
S Rose
February 23, 2018
Dear, Mr. and Mrs Wong, When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know. We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.
February 23, 2018
My deepest sympathy for the Wang Family. What a brave soul. You will all be in my continued prayers.

S.C. Boston Ma
Sheila Collins
February 23, 2018
February 23, 2018
February 23, 2018
Dear Wong family,
We are so sad to hear about this terrible tragedy. No one has love greater than this, that someone should surrender his life in behalf of his friends. We look forward to the time when the world we be at peace
Nick and Judy Arcuri
Nick Arcuri
February 23, 2018
Peter, your dedication and . commitment to your duty will be cherished by those who knew and loved you. My condolences are with the family at this most difficult time.
February 22, 2018
You were too young to have to be in a position to be a hero. You saved everyone but yourself I would only hope to be half the person you are. For Mr and Mrs. Wang, wow you raised the most amazing son and thanks to him more parents can see their kids come home. I'm so sorry about your loss I can only imagine what you're feeling but thank you for your god sent son. You both raised an angel thank you thank you thank you.
Lu Hadgu
February 22, 2018
My heart was broken when I heard about the tragedy. Peter Wang displayed a beauitful quality of putting others above himself. If everyone followed his example in thinking of others first we would not experience such lost. Soon we will not have to live in fear Micah 4:3&4. Your family is in our thoughts♡.
February 22, 2018
My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Peter. Words can not express my sorrow over this tragic loss. In reading the expressions of his classmates he was to be admired because of putting others ahead of himself. It is my prayer that the God of all comfort will bring you peace and in time may the fondest memories of Peter bring joy back to your broken hearts.
February 22, 2018
What an amazing young man. What a tragic loss for his family and our country. Peter Wang will never be forgotten. He is the best in all of us. May God bless and comfort his family.
Bill Haney
February 22, 2018
tiffany hamilton
February 22, 2018
In the darkest of times, this young man chose to help others.
Rest in Peace, Peter. Condolences to all his family and friends
Mike Flavin
February 22, 2018
February 22, 2018
I'm an old retired army officer. I served in special forces in Vietnam 50 years ago. I grieve for Peter as I continue to grieve for my comrades who were killed in action there.

His ultimate sacrifice, had it occured in combat, would have merited the award of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers for as long as I live.
Fred Seamon
February 22, 2018
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, the hero.
Bridget Taylor
February 21, 2018
"I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved."
You are relieved cadet, lay now and rest. -US Army Vet
John R
February 21, 2018
Peter, You were an incredibly brave and courageous young man. I believe you would have been a Fine Military Officer and a true defender of America. May God Bless you and your Family.
Tom Harvey
February 21, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Amanda Annen
February 21, 2018
Sorry for the tragic loss of this fine young man. I noticed that he was born exactly 2 days before my daughter. I am from the state where the Sandy Hook Tragedy took place over 5 years ago.
C Kearns
February 21, 2018
Peter, you are such an amazing person and so selfless. You will be remembered forever. You are an American hero. God Bless you and your family. You are a reminder that there are still good people in this world.
Ms Wu
February 21, 2018
My condolences to the Wang Family, although I know that they are mere words. Actions to stop this from happening again, to make sure that fine young men like Peter and fine young women don't die needlessly, will speak louder than any words.
Walt R
February 21, 2018
You were the best of us Cadet Pvt. Wang.
Brandon Savage
February 21, 2018
Mr. Wang,
Thank you for your sacrifice. You inspire me to be a better person.

To your family and friends,
Take comfort in your memories of Peter. I am so sorry this happened, to everyone who lost loved ones.

God bless Peter and comfort his family!
crys b
February 21, 2018
Please except my condolences. I can not find the words to express my sorrow. Your son is truly a HERO. May this beautiful ANGEL rest in peace. May you some day find comfort in the memories you have of this truly amazing young man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Judie Volpe
February 21, 2018
As one Veteran to to another Veteran: Rest In Peace, Brother. With Love and Honor, a humble VietNam Veteran
Edward D Hederman
February 21, 2018
I pray for your family to have peace. We will continue to honor you and speak of your courageous act and humanity.
Denise Avilla
February 20, 2018
Rest In Peace sweet boy. You
February 20, 2018
We said Kaddish for you at The Shul of New York. You left this life a hero. Your classmates survived because of your actions. How selfless and brave you were. Blessings on your journey to the afterlife.
Merideth Genin
February 20, 2018
Thank you for being a hero.
Christopher Krollage
February 20, 2018
Dear Peter,
On behalf of the West Point Society of Phoenix, we honor your memory and the courageous life that you lived. Our hearts are with you.
Duty - Honor - Country
West Point Society of Phoenix
February 20, 2018
I am crying for a child I never met. He was obviously an amazing young man. I cannot even begin to imagine your grief. May you find comfort in the arms of your loved ones. I'm just so sorry. Words are inadequate.
Donna Smalley
February 20, 2018
Sorry to hear about the tragic news. If fate has it that he be gone on that day, what a valorous way it is to exchange his life for the lives of countless others. His parents should be proud of having raised such a brave and selfless child. His name and bravery will be be etched in all of our hearts.


Ji Wei
Ji Wei Yoon
February 20, 2018
Rest in Peace, JROTC Cadet Peter Wang.
The nation mourns.
CSM (retired Army) Paul and Ruth Inman
Ruth Inman
February 20, 2018
Rest in peace dear brother. All I will say is I will try to follow your example and put others before me. You will not be forgotten.
February 20, 2018
Peter, you are so young, but you are a great hero!
Yanyu Zhang
February 20, 2018
To the entire Wang Family, I am sending my prayers to all of you. What a brave son you raised! My heart aches for you and all the other families who lost their loved ones. God Bless you.
Lori Woodburn
February 20, 2018
Thinking of Peters family and indeed all the families who are bereaved and suffering.
Bless you all from UK ♥♥
Have chosen Florida as my state as unable to leave message otherwise x
Marilyn Chan
February 20, 2018
To all who loved this courageous hero,
Peter's courage in the face of danger and his selfless act of heroism offers us hope and inspiration in this difficult time.
I am thankful the military community has stepped up to honor Peter.
There are no adequate words to express condolences, but please know my military family is praying for you!
Michelle Mann
February 20, 2018
Although I never had the pleasure to meet this young man, I can say with all confidence that we can all learn a lot from his bravery, self sacrifice, and love for his fellow man. God willing I will never be put in the situation he was in, but if I am, I hope I can be as brave as he was. John 15:13 says, Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for his friends and Peter exhibited this to the fullest.
If there is a test in life, Peter Wang passed with flying colors.

God bless you and your family Peter.
Tim Nolen
February 20, 2018
What a brave young man. The pictures of Peter and his family show how much he was loved. My heart breaks for all of you. Sending love and hugs from Ohio.
Dawna Dailey
February 20, 2018
Salute to Peter! A pure beautiful youth, a brave courageous soul, a loving Chinese son, an inspirational American hero. Your lagacy will last for generations. May you rest in peace, may your family feel the love and support from all of us.
Chaoyang Dai
February 20, 2018
My condolence to Peter Wang's family.... you raised an outstanding young man, unfortunately, the world lost another angel and a hero.
Sue Cheng
February 20, 2018
As the father of 9 and 11 year old boys who are the light of my life, I cannot imagine your emotions right now. May you all one day be able to take comfort and solace in a son and brother who is the embodiment of the word Hero. I will make sure my sons read Peter's story which I know will inspire them to do good in this world. Prayers from Oregon
February 20, 2018
Here from the UK, and a former military serviceman, I was deeply touched by what I have read of the brave Mr Wang. I am deeply saddened that Peter's life and aspiration was so cut short in such a dreadful and cruel way. I very much hope that Peter's dear family are able to take some solace in the noble way that he stood in the line of danger. Thus, Peter at such a young age is huge an example to all of us. I salute him for his courage, dignity and honour. What a great guy, what a marvellous character.

'He is a better man than I'.

My sincerest condolences to the Wang family, their friends and all of those people who were made to suffer that day. God bless you all.
Gordon Eldale
February 20, 2018
George Ross
February 20, 2018
You are an outstanding young man. My prayers and best thoughts to your family. We are very proud of you Peter!
Janet Babb
February 20, 2018
Rest in peace, brave Peter. My sincere condolences to his family and friends for the loss of their beautiful son, brother, cousin, friend. Love from a former JROTC mom.
Angela Rojas
February 20, 2018
May God bless you and your family. You are a true hero.
Amvets Post 1939
Margate Fl.
Amvets Post 1939
February 20, 2018
Please accept sincerest condolences from my family to yours. Peter was clearly an exceptional young man, brave beyond his years may his memory give you strength.
Andrea Robbins
February 20, 2018
Please accept sincerest condolences from my family to yours. Peter was a young man brave beyond his years - may his memory will give you strength.
Andrea R.
February 20, 2018
Mr And Mrs Wang,
The story of your son has resonated loudly across the world and to my family here in California. There are no words that Will bring you comfort at this time, but know your son has touched us by his story! I'm heartbroken you have to deal with this at this time. Time will ease the pain. I pray this nightmare will end soon.
Tommie Moreland
February 20, 2018
Jake Spurgeon
February 20, 2018
America holds Peter in her heart. His beautiful soul, sweet spirit, and heroic action will not be forgotten. Today, and for many days, our hearts are broken. But we Americans will not be broken and we will work to ensure Peter's life had meaning for us all. Courage for the deed; grace for the doing. Thank you Peter, for your courage and your grace.
Karen Morgan
February 20, 2018
One day the smile will come before the tear - Joe Biden Those we truly love, never really leave us. May your sons beautiful soul shine on forever through the people he touched.
February 20, 2018
We are a military family and have children in JROTC as well. Your son is a testament to all that is good and demonstrated that in his actions. May you be comforted during this extremely difficult time knowing that so many are praying for your family. Your son is a hero. God bless you all and RIP young man.
T. Myer
February 20, 2018
Peter, you will forever remain young, strong, and a hero for all time. Thank you for your selfless service. You exemplified military core values.
Jill Murphy
February 20, 2018
Extending deepest sympathy, for you in your loss. And hoping, too, that comfort and peace may come to you. With love from the United Kingdom
February 20, 2018
Rest in peace. You were brave beyond your years. Your family and friends are in my prayers.
Brett S
February 20, 2018
Peter, your heroic actions will never be forgotten ... a line from country singer Lee Greenwood's song... And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me
Frank Banacek
February 20, 2018
My heart aches for you. I know you are devasted. Such a senseless act my prays are wth you to get thru this somehow.
VS Philadelphia PA
February 20, 2018
What a beautiful soul. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures and letting us see who Peter was. A true American hero.
Lindsay Su'e
February 20, 2018
Peter's bravery and sacrifice will live in the heart of America forever. Rest in Heaven Sweet Angel...American Hero!
February 20, 2018
I am so sad for your loss. You raised a wonderful young man. Blessings
jennifer Holyfield
February 20, 2018
February 20, 2018
God bless this wonderful young man. My heart goes out to you and your family. May his memory give you comfort, and someday make you smile.
Wil Mason
February 20, 2018
A young hero, gone way too soon. You are a testament to all that is good in the world. RIP. Wishing for strength and peace for the family and friends you left behind. So terribly sorry for your loss.
February 20, 2018
May God welcome you to heaven, Peter. You earned it. RIP
John Birmingham
February 20, 2018
Thank you for sharing your beautiful son with this world. Long may his legacy last. I would've been honored to serve with him.
2LT Jennifer Coskun
February 20, 2018
What a wonderful person. Love to his family.
February 20, 2018
Greater love has no man than this, than a man lay down his life for his friends.
Peace, Cindy Lee
Cindy Lee
February 20, 2018
Peter, you died too young but you inspired your entire generation as well as many of us who are much older. Your example of sacrifice in the service of others will last far beyond next week or next month or next year. You were and remain a very, very special young man. Rest in peace.
Paul Graf
February 20, 2018
I am truly sorry that your family has togo through this. Tears are flowing. Love to you all on this day and every day moving forward. May you find peace.
Tammy V
February 20, 2018
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. JOHN 15:13
So young to have been so brave. Few honored heros have given more for his friends and country.
Ron Passmore
February 20, 2018
Thank you for your service. May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Sleep in peace for you are a true hero and an inspiration to all.
February 20, 2018
To Peter's family and friends:

No words could replace the loss of such a brave and honorable young man. His courage and patriotism are a shining example. May he rest peacefully and may you find comfort in the support of millions across the globe.

Peace be with you.
Kim Callahan
February 20, 2018
Greater Love has no man than one who gives his life for his friends Blessings of comfort and peace to your grieving family. Forever remembered.
February 20, 2018
You are a hero who will never be forgotten!

Rest in Paradise, Peter!
Ross Hersey
February 20, 2018
Rest peacefully Peter. We will fight for change in your honor and with you in our thoughts.
Heather Kane
February 20, 2018
Sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Hugs from New York.
Ron Ligeras
February 20, 2018
Julie here from will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace and may your family feel all the love and warmth protecting them.
February 20, 2018
Bless you all
Jeri Strong
February 20, 2018
God Bless Uou Peter. We are praying for your family and friends.
February 20, 2018
We are all humbled by Peter's bravery. God bless your family.
Jan Perlowsky
February 20, 2018
You're the man, Peter.
Robert Chang
February 20, 2018
As a Parkland resident I want to say how incredibly proud I am of your son's bravery. May this American hero rest in peace.
Alain Troadec
February 20, 2018
You will not be forgotten. We will remember your life and your final act of heroism to protect your peers. May they go on to honor you by changing the world.
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