Salute to U.S. Army Private Pedro Cano
POSTED: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:03pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 9:30am
Edinburg, TX — The City of Edinburg and Congressman Ruben Hinojosa’s Office will hold a special tribute to honor WWII Army Private Pedro Cano.
Private Cano’s children from California and the Rio Grande Valley will be present for the special ceremony to be held on Friday, June 6th at 4 p.m. at Edinburg City Hall.
Children from Cano-Gonzalez Elementary will also be on hand to honor their school’s namesake.
Cano’s family was recently in Washington D.C. to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor on behalf of their father. He is credited with killing more than 30 Germans while serving with Company C, 8th Infantry Division during combat operations against an armed enemy in Schevenhutte, Germany on December 2-3, 1944 thus allowing his unit to advance in their efforts.
Cano and Freddy Gonzalez are the only two Edinburg residents to have also received the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration that may be given by the State of Texas.
Edinburg’s Cano Street bears Pedro’s name in honor of his bravery at the risk of his own life while engaged in military operations on behalf of the United States of America.
The City of Edinburg and Congressman Ruben Hinojosa’s Office invite all veterans to help celebrate the life of a hometown hero.