Mexican-American up for the Medal of Honor
- n an interview with El Paso Times reporter Bill Birch in 1962, Serna recalled vivid memories of the acts of bravery that earned him 11 medals of merit and valor from 4 countries. "I saw a sniper walking on a trench bank and wounded him from about 200 yards away," Serna said. "I followed his trail into a trench and heard some German soldiers talking. I saw four of them and started shooting. I got three of them."