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Birthday
18, 1915
Birthplace
Houston, TX
Death Date
Aug 7, 2004 (89)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
18, 1915
Birthplace
Houston, TX
Death Date
Aug 7, 2004 (89)

About

Firefighter who devised a way to extinguish oil well blazes both on and off land. He successfully subdued nearly 500-foot flames in the Sahara Desert region of Algeria.

Before Fame

During World War II, he was a member of an American bomb disposal squad. After his tour of duty, he started working for Myron Kinley, an oil firefighting company.

Trivia

He was seventy-five years old when he helped put out post-Gulf War oil well fires in Kuwait.

Family Life

He was born in Houston, Texas to an Irish father.

Associated With

The Sahara Desert fire that he helped extinguish inspired a John Wayne film called Hellfighters.

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