Charles L. Adair

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Charles Adair
Born (1902-11-21)November 21, 1902
Tyler, Texas
Died July 2, 1993(1993-07-02) (aged 90)
Annapolis Maryland
Buried United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1926-1956
Rank Rear admiral
Unit United States Asiatic Fleet
USS Lanikai
Seventh Amphibious Force
Commands held USS Marquette
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Legion of Merit
Silver Star[1]

Charles L. Adair (21 November 1902 - 2 July 1993) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy during the early-Cold War.[2]


Born in Texas, his family resettled in California in 1908.[3] Graduating from Annapolis in 1926, Adair attended the Naval Postgraduate School after seven years serving afloat.[3]


  1. ^ "Charles Adair". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Navy Rear Admiral Charles Adair Dies at 90". Washington Post. 6 July 1993. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Rear Adm. Charles Adair, escaped from Corregidor He was '26 graduate of Naval Academy". The Baltimore Sun. 7 July 1993. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 

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