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HONOR FIRST: The Story of the United States Border Patrol is the first comprehensive history of the U.S. Border Patrol.  It is divided into four volumes, each covering a critical stage in its development.  In this Volume One, published May 2020, the story is told from its humble beginnings at the end of the 19th Century and turn of the 20th Century through Prohibition and World War II.

Volume One addresses the forerunners of the U.S. Border Patrol, the Mounted Guards, Mounted Inspectors, Mounted Watchmen, and Chinese Inspectors from the late 19th Century into the early 20th Century, and then, the birth of the U.S. Border Patrol and the first twenty-five years of Service of the Border Patrol Inspectors from 1924 to 1949. 

Where possible and available, actual quotes from Border Patrol Inspectors, Border Patrol Agents, leadership and historical documents are utilized. Background information is also provided to give additional perspective.  Historical photographs are included to complement the writing and hopefully adding value to Honor First: The Story of the United States Border Patrol.

                         If interested in ordering HONOR FIRST:  The Story of the United States Border Patrol (Volume One)  please click on the link below to go to Amazon.com.  Thank you for  your interest in the history of the U.S. Border Patrol!

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                                                                                                                                                                            HONOR FIRST: The Story of the United States Border Patrol - Volume Two 1949-1974

In this Volume Two, the story continues covering  the period of 1949-1974.  Volume Two begins with U.S. Border Patrol involvement with the Bracero Program and enforcement efforts to stem the tide of illegal immigration during the 1950s.  From there it moves on to efforts and operations during the Cold War including little known operations supporting spy exchanges, refugee processing, Bay of Pigs prisoner exchange, support for U.S. - Cuba policies, and preventing hijackings.

Next the story continues with protective details for the civil rights movement including at Ole Miss, the Freedom Riders, MLK, and during periods of civil disorder.

Closing out Volume Two, U.S. Border Patrol efforts are highlighted at the beginning of the War on Drugs, as it celebrates it's 50th Anniversary in 1974, and a tribute to its Fallen Heroes including the Newton-Azrak story.

If interested in ordering HONOR FIRST:  The Story of the United States Border Patrol (Volume Two)  1949-1974, please click on the link below to go to Amazon.com.  Thank you for  your interest in the history of the U.S. Border Patrol!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                         HONOR FIRST: The Unsung Heroes of Oxford

The U.S. Border Patrol quietly figured as an instrument of change during Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s and 1960s supporting the U.S. Marshals Service in protective details and deployments for key events, and by protecting members of the African-American community in their struggle for desegregation, equal rights and opportunity.  During this period, upholding federal law frequently meant defying state and local governments, including confronting local or state police; and unruly, sometimes violent crowds and demonstrations.

This is the story of the U.S. Border Patrol's role in responding to the insurrection at the University of Mississippi in 1962.  It is an accounting of the events leading up to and occurring on the "long night" of September 30, 1962, and October 1, 1962, and the actions taken by the Patrol Inspectors who were the Unsung Heroes of Oxford.  These Patrol Inspectors played a significant role in defusing the worst constitutional crisis since the Civil War.

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                                                                                                            HONOR FIRST: The Unsung Heroes of Oxford


                                                                       Please support the National Border Patrol Museum.   Click on the link below to go to their website.  If you are ever in El Paso, please take the time to visit the National Border Patrol Museum. 

                                                                                                                                                             National Border Patrol Museum

4315 Woodrow Bean Trans Mt Rd

El Paso, Texas 79924


U.S. Border Patrol INSIGNIA

To visit pages highlighting United States Border Patrol insignia (badges, patches, and other insignia) click on U.S. Border Patrol Shoulder Patch Blueprint below.

U.S. Border Patrol Shoulder Patch     


U.S. Border Patrol CHALLENGE COINs

To visit pages highlighting United States Border Patrol challenge coins click on coin below.

U.S. Border Patrol Challenge Coins      


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