Tex, as he is known, has spent his life with two
identities. Some may argue that it would take
a man like Tex to accomplish either of these
lives. He is a Marine’s Marine and cattleman’s cowboy.
Lynn Mattocks has been rodeoing since he was 16
years old; he turned pro at 19. He grew up in Kansas,
and his only interest was to be a cowboy. He
has always had horses.
In 1952, Lynn decided to join a couple of his friends
on a trip to the Marine recruiting office; his friends
went straight in.