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Red Adair

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Paul Neal "Red" Adair (June 18, 1915 – August 7, 2004) was an American oil well firefighter. He became notable internationally as an innovator in the highly specialized and hazardous profession of extinguishing and capping oil well blowouts, both land-based and offshore. Early life and education Adair was born in Houston, Texas, the son of an Irish immigrant blacksmith and his wife. He attended Reagan High School. Military service and career During World War II, Adair served in the US Army, in a bomb disposal unit. After the war ended, he started working in the oil industry. He started his career working for Myron Kinley, the "original" blowout/oil firefighting pioneer. They pioneered the technique of using a V-shaped charge of high explosives to snuff the fire by the blast. This was known as the Munroe effect, and Adair saw it used in bazookas and the atom bomb. In 1959 he founded Red Adair Co. Inc. Over the course of his career, Adair battled more than 2,00
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