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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 146-13
March 14, 2013

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor 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. 

            For further information related to this release, please contact Naval Special Warfare Command Public Affairs Office at 619-522-2816 or 619-522-2825.