Pvt PEDRO CANO
Co C, 4th Infantry.
Dec 2-3, 1944
Mexican Immigrant Pedro Cano was proud to be am American – and when his new country called … Pedro answered.
When Cano’s unit engaged the enemy in an intense 2-day battle. By the second day, Cano had Single-handedly eliminated nearly 30 enemy troops.
Later the second day while on patrol, his platoon was ambushed and decimated by a much larger force.
Cano lay wounded and motionless on the ground playing possum as the enemy occupied Cano’s position.
Once enough of them were in range, Cano detonated a hand grenade in the midst of the enemy soldiers killing or wounded all of them.
Cano somehow survived, He passed away at home with his wife and daughter 6 years later. He received the Texas Legislature Medal of Honor. A school in Edinburg, Texas is named after Cano.