Peoria sailor, Chief Petty Officer Christian Michael Pike, dies in combat

The Department of Defense announced Thursday the death of a Peoria sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Chief Petty Officer Christian Michael Pike, 31, died March 13 in Landstuhl, Germany, as a result of combat-related injuries he suffered fighting in Afghanistan. 

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

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Friday in honor of Pike.
 

 

 

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