Carl Alfred Auel
Carl Alfred Auel was born in Detroit, Michigan, on June 14, 1930. He graduated from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, in 1951 and from Lutheran Theological Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, in 1955. Carl Auel was on active duty in the U.S. Navy (Chaplain Corps) for 28 years, including service in the Vietnam War from 1967 through 1968. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1980 at the rank of Captain. He continued professional activities after his retirement, including pastoral work at various Northern Virginia churches; several consultant activities; and a self-owned home repair business. Carl Auel was married for 44 years to Marian Colleen (Benkert) Auel, and had six children: Gretchen Auel Meadows, Lisa Auel, Juliana Auel, Adam Auel, John Auel and BethAnn Auel.