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Sailor with Special Warfare unit dies from Afghanistan injuries

Chief Petty Officer Christian Pike. Credit: U.S. NavyA Navy sailor deployed with a Coronado-based SEAL team has died of injuries suffered during operations in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.

Chief Petty Officer Christian Pike, 31, of Peoria, Ariz., died Wednesday at the U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, from injuries sustained two days earlier in Maiwand district in the western portion of Kandahar province.

Pike, a cryptologic technician, deployed with a Naval Special Warfare unit based in Coronado. He enlisted in December of 2001.

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Photo: Chief Petty Officer Christian Pike. Credit: U.S. Navy

 
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