SCHUPP, CARL FREDERICK (1913 ~ 2003). Carl Frederick Schupp, Assistant Adjutant General, Army, was born in Albany, New York, on December 1, 1913, to Charles Henry and Louise Beyer Schupp. Growing up in New York, Schupp attended school in the Albany School System, where he graduated from Albany High School in 1931.
In September 1931, he entered the Virginia Military Institute as a ROTC Cadet. In June of 1935, he graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry as a Second Lieutenant of Cavalry USAR. After receiving his degree, Lieutenant Schupp moved to Texas, where he worked in the Refining Technical and Research Department of the Humble Oil and Refining Company in Baytown, Texas.
In August 1940, Lieutenant Schupp was called to extended active duty with the 120th US Cavalry at Fort Brown, Texas, under the limited national emergency declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He served with the 12th Cavalry as Adjutant and later as Adjutant, Executive Officer and Commander of the post of Fort Brown. In 1944, Schupp, then a Lieutenant Colonel, was transferred to the Eighth Service Command in Dallas for duty in Personnel Division, later becoming Director of Personnel for Lieutenant General Walton H. Walker.
Schupp was promoted to full colonel during this tour of duty. In June 1946, Colonel Schupp was separated from active duty, where he returned to Houston, and employment with the War Assets Administration. Upon release from active duty, Schupp joined the Texas National Guard as a lieutenant colonel and was assigned as Asst. C of S, G-1 and later Asst. C of S, G-2, 49th Armored Division. In 1949, he was again promoted to his wartime rank of colonel and made Commander of the 49th Armored Division becoming successively Commander of Combat Command C in Houston, Texas, and Commander of Division Artillery in Wichita Falls, Texas.
In 1950, Schupp moved to Kerrville, Texas, and opened a Real Estate and Insurance office, which he operated until 1961. Upon callup of the 49th Armored Division to active duty during the Berlin Crisis, Schupp again assumed command of the 49th Armored Division Trains at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
In May 1962, he was transferred from Fort Polk and the 49th Armored Division to Austin, Texas, where he became United States Property and Fiscal Officer of Texas from which position he was appointed Assistant Adjutant General (Army) on March 19, 1969, and was promoted to brigadier general. General Schupp received the Legion of Merit and the Army Commendation Medal for World War II service; the Army Commendation Medal (first Oak Leaf Cluster) for Berlin Crisis service with the 49th Armored Division at Fort Polk; and Oak Leaf Cluster to the Legion of Merit Medal for service as USP&FO from 1962 ~ 1969.
His other decorations include World War II Victory Medal; American Defense Service Medal; American Theater Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Reserve Forces Medal; Texas Service Medal; Texas Meritorious Service Medal; and the Texas Faithful Service Medal.
General Schupp's military education includes Counter Intelligence Corp School; Armor School; Command and General Staff College; Artillery School, (Advanced Officer Course); Air Ground Operations School; and Army Management School. General Schupp married Irma Claudine Rush on November 10, 1935.
They had three children and six grandchildren. After retirement from the National Guard, General and Mrs. Schupp returned to Kerrville, where he died on February 2, 2003. Because of his service to Texas, General Schupp was buried in the Texas State Cemetery.
Information provided by General and Mrs. Schupp.