Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Fallen Arizona Serviceman Honored

Christian-Michael-PikeThe 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 of Peoria died Wednesday in Germany.  They say he died as a result of combat-related injuries sustained Sunday while conducting stability operations in Maiwand District, Afghanistan.  Pike was assigned to a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit.

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

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