One Man, Two Stories

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.

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