Joe Aubin


Leslie J. Pyatt


Class project

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

Date of Interview


Length of Interview

55 minutes

Tape Number

No. 700

Transcript Number

No. 700

Length of Transcript

23 pages

Interview Number

No. 700

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