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Robert lost when the F/A-18 he was piloting [http://wiki.scramble.nl/index.php/FA-18_Lots_10-14 crashed off the coast of Vieques] on the night of July 24, 1992.
Robert lost when the F/A-18 he was piloting [http://wiki.scramble.nl/index.php/FA-18_Lots_10-14 crashed off the coast of Vieques] on the night of July 24, 1992.


From [https://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-xpm-19920725-1992-07-25-9207250099-story.html The Daily Press] on July 25, 1992:
From [https://www.newspapers.com/image/236032756/?terms=vieques&match=1 The Daily Press] on July 25, 1992:
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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.
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.

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Robert Christensen '73

Date of birth: August 19, 1951

Date of death: July 24, 1992

Age: 40

Lucky Bag

From the 1973 Lucky Bag:

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Robert K. Christensen

North Babylon, New York

Bob openly scoffed at the 30 hr. a week study, but still made Supe's list all four years. If not for his enjoyment of running, his big appetite would have been his downfall. Romantically, he was able to light both ends of the candle without getting burned.

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Robert K. Christensen

North Babylon, New York

Bob openly scoffed at the 30 hr. a week study, but still made Supe's list all four years. If not for his enjoyment of running, his big appetite would have been his downfall. Romantically, he was able to light both ends of the candle without getting burned.

Loss

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.

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