Final Stoneman Douglas shooting victim remembered with private service

Martin Duque Anguiano was a member of JROTC

By Christian De La Rosa - Reporter

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - Family and friends said goodbye Saturday to 14-year-old Martin Duque Anguiano, the last victim of the Parkland school shooting to be laid to rest.

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School freshman was a member of the school's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps. His fellow cadets presented him with the Medal of Heroism.

The line was out the door at his funeral service. Hundreds arrived to share their condolences and their pain.

"These last however many days, 10 days, I've lost count, have been extremely difficult for our entire Douglas family," teacher Alicia Blonde said.

Martin is the third of the 17 victims awarded the same honor this week, including classmates and cadets Alaina Petty, 14, and Peter Wong, 15.

Martin was the son of Mexican immigrants who worked in the agricultural industry near the edge of Parkland. He was one of five siblings and part of a big, loving family.

Many of them traveled from overseas for the private service Saturday.

His brother, Miquel, posted to social media, saying Martin was very funny, outgoing and sometimes really quiet.

"Words can not describe my pain," he wrote. "I love brother Martin you'll be missed buddy."

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