Carl F. Haupt was born in Tucson, Arizona on April 21, 1926. He lived as a hobo during the Great Depression when he was 15 years old. Carl entered the U.S. Navy in January 1944 and was honorably discharged with ARM3C rank. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in June 1950 and retired 16 years later with the rank of Master Sergeant. Carl and his wife Sarah started helping locals in Mexico in 1992. They worked in Agua Prieta, a city across from Douglas, Arizona. They helped build over 100 homes and moved 25 donated mobile homes to families in Agua Prieta. They delivered food and other necessities to struggling families. “And above all that we have achieved,” Carl said, “we have met some of the best people that we have ever known.” Carl published his first novel at 93 years old; Gary Gatlin: Reluctant Hero is available now. Profits from the book will be used to help the non-profit organization Angels on the Border.

“Gary Gatlin: Reluctant Hero”
Carl F. Haupt | Dudley Court Press | October 2019
Paperback: 978-1-940013-57-2
Historical Fiction / Military Fiction

In an interview, Carl Haupt can discuss:

  • Where the idea for his book “Gary Gatlin” came from
  • How his time in military service has led him to continue serving others
  • What the non-profit Angels on the Border is all about
  • How anyone, regardless of age or circumstance, can use their resources to give back to those in need

“As a lover of historical fiction, this book was a hit. As I was reading, I could easily see [myself] sitting in a movie theater and watching the action unfold.”

Jacque Hoey, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Calorie Myth