CAPT STEVEN H. BLAISDELL, USN (RET.) SIGNAL CHARLIE
SIGNAL CHARLIE – CAPT Steven H Blaisdell, USN (Ret.) OCTOBER 4, 1960 – JANUARY 4, 2020
CAPT Blaisdell received his wings on May 16, 1986 at HT-18, NAS Whiting Field, Milton Florida. He was Navy Helicopter Designator Number 18601.
CAPT Steven H. (Steve) Blaisdell died peacefully on January 4, 2020, after a long illness. While CAPT Blaisdell had many great accomplishments in his military life, what he loved most was spending time with Debbie and the boys, talking all things Auburn and spending time on their farm whenever possible. CAPT Blaisdell was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Alan and Patricia Blaisdell. He attended Auburn University where he graduated with a degree in Finance. Upon graduation, he entered Aviation Officers Candidate School and received his commission as an Ensign in the US Navy. He then completed flight school and began a 30-year career as a Naval Aviator flying the SH-60B Seahawk helicopter as well as the C-12 King Air. Throughout his career, he completed 5 deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf, and Pacific Ocean. In addition to his flying assignments, CAPT Blaisdell was the Commanding Officer of the HSL-48 Vipers in Mayport, Florida and Commanding Officer of Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba. CAPT Blaisdell had numerous citations and commendations including an Air Medal and Legion of Merit Medal. He also received his Masters degree in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, California. CAPT Blaisdell is survived by wife of 33 years, Debbie as well as his sons, Steven Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida and Jeffrey (Mariah) of Roseville, California. He is predeceased by his father Alan and survived by his mother, Patricia as well as brothers, Alan (Sandra) and Randy (Sherri). Services will be held at Chets Creek Church, Hodges Blvd Campus, on Friday, January 10th at 11am. Interment, with military honors, will be held in the Jacksonville National Cemetery, on Friday, January 10th at 9:30am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in CAPT Blaisdell’s memory online at K9sforwarriors.org. Arrangements are under the direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, Jacksonville Beach, FL.