From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Christensen '73

Date of birth: August 19, 1951

Date of death: July 24, 1992

Age: 40

Lucky Bag

From the 1973 Lucky Bag:


Robert lost when the F/A-18 he was piloting crashed off the coast of Vieques on the night of July 24, 1992.

From The Daily Press on July 25, 1992:

NORFOLK - The pilot of an F/A-18 Hornet from the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy was killed early Friday when his aircraft crashed into the sea off Vieques Island near Puerto Rico, the Navy said.

Cmdr. Robert K. Christensen, 40, of Jacksonville, Fla., was the commanding officer of Strike-Fighter Squadron 37, based at Cecil Field Naval Air Station in Florida. The single-seat aircraft was on a routine night training mission, the Navy said.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Class of 1973

Robert is one of 10 members of the Class of 1973 on Virtual Memorial Hall.