Lt. Col. Ben Mitchell, an Air Force flight surgeon, belongs to a unit recently awarded six bronze stars for lifesaving work performed near the front lines of the war against ISIS.

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Former Navy SEAL Admiral Bill McRaven, the former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command who helped plan the 2011 raid on Osama Bin Laden, praised the young US citizens who marched for justice in the wake of a tragic school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead.

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In the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Parkland, Florida, President Donald Trump offered a simple solution to end the United States’ sad tradition of school shootings: Arm teachers with “military or special training experience” against potential gunmen.

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Peter passed away on February 14, 2018 in Parkland FL. He is a hero, having sacrificed his life to protect his friends and classmates. He loved being in the JROTC and planned on attending United States Military Academy West Point. He liked the Houston Rockets, hip-hop music, playing basketball and spending time with his friends. He is survived by his father Kong and mother Hui, and his brothers Jason and Alex and extended family.

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I fear American gun culture isn’t cancer, it’s late-stage CTE—that is, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease that results from repeated blows to the head.

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Peter Wang gave his life to save his fellow classmates when a disgraced former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, but hundreds of service members and veterans across the U.S. are working to ensure that the JROTC cadet’s sacrifice is remembered forever.

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