Carl and his wife Carole live outside Nashville, TN.  He is very active in assisting several academic institutions specifically helping veterans enroll in college.  He is a member of Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity and has been inducted into the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame and the Arizona Veteran's Hall of Fame. Currently, he is the president of the Veteran's Resource Group located in Tennessee.

“All I ever wanted to be was a fighter pilot, since I was a young farm boy chopping weeds in a cotton field on my family’s farm in west Texas. Now, I am leading a flight of F-100 Super Sabre jets across the North Atlantic where we have lost our navigation system and radios and are running low on fuel!” 

Excerpt from Prologue