Pedro Francisco was born in Porto Judeu, Terceira island, from where he was kidnapped, still a child, and found several weeks later at a dock, in Virginia. In the New World, his name was changed to Peter and at 16 he was a 6 1/2 ft. tall "giant" weighing 256lb. He enlisted for the "American Revolution" to fight for freedom. A 6ft long sword was made for him, which he used in one of the most important battles.
"Without him, we would have lost two crucial battles, perhaps the War, and with it our freedom. He was truly a one-man army."
(General George Washington)