Marcelino Serna

Homoramus Veteranos strives for the cause to get the Tornillo-Guadalupe bridge named after Marcelino Serna. And working in conjunction with State Representative Joe Moody; we would like to get him the Texas Medal of Valor.

Please read below for more information on Marcelino Serna.

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  • Marcelino Serna
  • Private Marcelino Serna was an undocumented Mexican immigrant who joined the United States Army and became the most decorated soldier from Texas in World War I. Serna was the first Hispanic to be awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Wikipedia


Private Marcelino Serna
First Hispanic to be awarded the Distinguished Service Cross

Born April 26, 1896
Chihuahua, Chih.Mexico
Died February 29, 1992 (aged 95)
El Paso, Texas
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service 1917-1919
Rank Private
Unit Company B, 355th Infantry of the89th Division
Battles/wars World War I
*Lucey Sector
*Puvenelle Sector
*Battle of Saint-Mihiel
Awards Distinguished Service Cross
Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
French Croix de Guerre with Palm(2x)
War Merit Cross (Italy)