Governor Greg Abbott recently presented the Texas Purple Heart to four members of the United States military, including Uvalde native Sgt. Michael Cantu.
The presentation took place at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.
Cantu, along with Specialist James Burkett, Private First Class Jose Romo, and Staff Sgt. Guadalupe Chapa, were injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) blast while serving on an Multinational Force of Observers mission in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt on Sept. 3, 2015.
The men were members of A Troop, 1-112 Cavalry Squadron, 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas Army National Guard.
Each service member involved sustained non-life threatening injuries.