Leslie J. Pyatt
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Male, Caucasian, age 36. After military serive, Mr. Aubin joined the Border Patrol, Department of Justice. He served in Presidio, Texas and El Paso, Texas during the 1960s and 1970s. He is married to an El Paso Mexican American woman. They have three children.
Summary of Interview
Thirteen year veteran Patrol Agent relates his experiences along the United States-Mexican border in a candid manner. He describes the daily harrassment by aliens, attempts on his life, and insults from Mexican Americans in El Paso, Texas. He exposes his inner thoughts in the interest of providing historians the day to day thoughts of a typical agent along the border in 1960 and 1970s. Note: Edited somewhat by interviewer. Length
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Interview with Joe Aubin by Leslie J. Pyatt, 1978, "Interview no. 700," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.