U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Christian Michael Pike, of Peoria, Arizona, died March 12, 2013, in Landstuhl, Germany. Pike, 31, sustained combat-related injuries days earlier while conducting stability operations in the Maiwand District of Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit in California. The Chief Cryptologic Technician was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with Valor. Pike is survived by his mother, Diana; his sister, Denise; and his fiancée, Morgan Lakner.