At sea aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) Mar. 6, 2002 Ships company and air wing personnel bid farewell to Lt. Cmdr. Christopher M. "Basher" Blaschum, during a memorial service held in the ships hangar bay in his honor. Lt. Cmdr. Blaschum died when his F-14 crashed shortly after take-off during training operations in the Mediterranean. Blaschum was a pilot assigned to Fighter Squadron One Four Three (VF-143) based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate Airman Joshua Karsten.
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