Mar 14, 2013 6:58 PM

Phoenix-area soldier dies from combat injuries

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Chief Petty Officer Christian Michael Pike, 31, of Peoria, Ariz., died March 13 in Landstuhl, Germany, as a result of combat-related injuries sustained on March 10 while conducting stability operations in Maiwand District, Afghanistan.

Pike was assigned to a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit.


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