CPO Christian Michael Pike passes

| March 17, 2017

According to the San Diego Union Tribune, Chief Petty Officer Christian Michael Pike, assigned to a Coronado-based Navy unit, died of his injuries from a fire fight in Afghanistan. He was being treated for those injuries after he was evacuated to Landstuhl Hospital in Germany.

His mother, Diana Pike, posted on Facebook that Pike was shot in the head during a firefight, suffering immediate brain death. She wrote that he was part of a five-man team fighting 16 to 18 enemy troops. Despite a 10-hour battle, Pike received life-saving measures from teammate Ben Pitassi, and was evacuated by helicopter to Germany. About half of the combatants who attacked U.S. forces were killed in the battle, Pike wrote.

“Christian was so proud to be a Navy Chief with the SW Special Ops group and he was living honorably a life he chose. He wouldn’t have it any other way and neither would I,” Diana Pike wrote. “Christian lived every day, fully and with joy in his heart. He was beautiful, compassionate, honorable, happy and he loved his friends, family, and Navy brothers and sisters with all his heart.”

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  1. ChipNASA says:

    I and the world are worse off for the loss of your son.
    My condolences for you and your entire family.

  2. IDC SARC says:


  3. Combat Historian says:

    Rest in Peace, Warrior…

  4. Kevin says:

    RIP Sailor

  5. 2banana says:

    Next time just bomb on coordinate with B52s on the place…

  6. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    Damn it got dusty here….
    Fair winds and following seas, Chief.

  7. SFC D says:

    Prayers sent, Jameson’s will be raised in gratitude that such men live.

  8. UpNorth says:

    Rest in Peace, Sir. And, God bless his mom. Salute, mom.

  9. HMC Ret says:

    Rest in Peace, Chief.

  10. Graybeard says:

    May God’s peace fill and surround CPO Pike’s noble mother.

    Thank you, Ma’am, for raising a good man.

  11. MustangCryppie says:

    Rest in peace, shipmate.

  12. Ex-PH2 says:

    Fair winds and following seas, Chief.

  13. Rb325th says:

    Rest in Peace. God Bless him, his family, and Brothers in Arms.

  14. Green Thumb says:

    Rest well, Chief.

  15. 26Limabeans says:

    Sorry for your loss Mom.
    You raised a fine son, for all of us.

  16. Jorge says:

    Hey guys, this is from 2013. I did not know Chris, but a lot of my friends do. RIP 🙁


  17. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    God speed, Chief.

  18. Stephen McCartney says:

    Our world will be a bit colder without you, Shipmate
    Fair winds and following seas
    You left us doing what you wanted to be doing.
    God Bless you and your family

    CAPT Bones

  19. ALVO says:

    Yes….damned dusty in here as well..
    What an incredibly stong woman…Valhalla’s Door’s are thrown wide open for Chief Pike.

  20. chooee lee says:

    Fair winds and following seas. A life well lived.

  21. CB Senior says:

    Genuine Chief Petty Officer with Honor.

    Not a fake so called honorable POS.
    Take note Burntnuts. This is the REAL DEAL.

    RIP Brother

  22. Dennis Sulka says:

    Rest In Peace Chief. I’ll raise a glass to you and your brothers.

  23. Hondo says:

    And how can man die better
    Than facing fearful odds
    For the ashes of his fathers
    And the temples of his gods

    Rest in peace, CPO Pike.

    May God comfort your surviving family, friends, and colleagues.

    • mr. sharkman says:


      And still his name sounds stirring
      Unto the men of Rome,
      As the trumpet-blast that cries to them
      To charge the Volscian home;
      And wives still pray to Juno
      For boys with hearts as bold
      As his who kept the bridge so well
      In the brave days of old.


      And in the nights of winter,
      When the cold north winds blow,
      And the long howling of the wolves
      Is heard amidst the snow;
      When round the lonely cottage
      Roars loud the tempest’s din,
      And the good logs of Algidus
      Roar louder yet within;


      When the oldest cask is opened,
      And the largest lamp is lit;
      When the chestnuts glow in the embers,
      And the kid turns on the spit;
      When young and old in circle
      Around the firebrands close;
      When the girls are weaving baskets,
      And the lads are shaping bows;


      When the goodman mends his armor,
      And trims his helmet’s plume;
      When the goodwife’s shuttle merrily
      Goes flashing through the loom;
      With weeping and with laughter
      Still is the story told,
      How well Horatius kept the bridge
      In the brave days of old.

  24. The Stranger says:

    Fair Winds and Following Seas, Chief. We’ll see you on the other side.