Show caption Photo provided by United Daughters of the Confederacy -- Serio honored -- Salvadore J. Serio, center, was awarded the Judah P. Benjamin Medal by Raphael Semmes Chapter 2218, Louisiana Division and United Daughters of the Confederacy in December at Chateau Estates Country Club. With him are Lois Willoz, left, chapter vice president, and Barbara DeSoto, chapter president. As a volunteer and member of the Paul E. Boyd Detachment No. 529, Marine Corps League, Serio visits schools to conduct flag folding and flag retirement ceremonies. He gives seminars and speeches on genealogical topics. He is also a longtime volunteer and curator at the American Italian Museum and Library in New Orleans.