Arizona sailor dies after serving in Afghanistan

Arizona sailor dies after serving in Afghanistan

CREATED Mar. 14, 2013

Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell

PHOENIX (AP) - The Department of Defense says a sailor from Arizona has died after being wounded while serving in Afghanistan.
   
Pentagon officials announced Thursday that 31-year-old Chief Petty Officer Christian Michael Pike died Wednesday in Landstuhl, Germany.
   
They say the Peoria resident died as a result of combat-related injuries sustained 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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