July 29th, 2010
07:49 AM ET

Second sailor missing in Afghanistan found dead

The second U.S. sailor who went missing in Afghanistan last weekend is dead, a Pentagon official said Thursday.

The sailor was one of two involved in a firefight in eastern Afghanistan last week after they were reported missing. They were traveling in Logar province when they were attacked the military said.

Afghan and coalition forces first recovered the remains of Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin McNeley, 30, of Wheatridge, Colorado, on Sunday, the Defense Department said. Provincial officials also confirmed that death on Sunday.

The name of the soldier just found wasn't released but the Pentagon plans to issue an official announcement later. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jarod Newlove, 25, of Renton, Washington, had been listed as duty status whereabouts unknown.

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  1. Willie12345

    The Taliban has always said that they will not take any prisoners. While he may have been captured, the Taliban remained true to form.

    How sad. May he rest is peace and may his family find peace.

    July 29, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
    • JKC

      The enemy in Afghanistan does have a prisoner. A young Soldier was captured and is still considered missing-captured by the Army though his name escapes me now.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Grover

    A sailor is NOT a soldier!!! I should know! I am a veteran of both the Navy (1991-1995) and a disabled veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2002-2004) who served active duty in the Army! Why is this so hard to comprehend by news journalists? Oh yeah, I'm one of them too!

    July 29, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff

    Lets take a step back and look at the full picture here. No matter what we do, even if we pull out of every conflict and country in the world, the radicals will still come after us. We stand against every thing they believe in. It is both poliical + relig. existence. Soooooo. If there is going to be a fight, it might as well be in their living room than ours.

    July 29, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • jimmy the freak

      They will NEVER "come after us". The North Vietnamese never came after us, but the Chicken Littles predicted they would. They will leave us alone as soon as we get our military out of their homeland. It's all about military support of US corporations making money off of THEIR natural resources. If we abandon them, militarily and economically, game over. But we won't because money talks and bovine excrement walks. And never mind the issue of Israel. We're up to our nuts in quicksand, and too dern stupid to know it.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jerry

    Real question that no one in DOD has yet answered is how do two junior guys alone in a vehicle get off of a US installation in a war zone that has a policy of no less than two vehicles (might even be four) with at least three people in each (gunner, driver, Veh Cdr) get off post through our security? If they can get out through security then what can get in? What the hell were they doing?

    July 29, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joe R.

    I guess we get to execute another 10 at Guantanamo in return?

    There's no point in surrendering to these animals. Fight to death is the only option. And the world was upset at the U.S.'s treatment of prisoners at Abu Graib(sp?)?! Where's the condemnation from them on this?

    July 29, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. US Military Member

    Folks, all that matters is that we lost two of our fellow members...Doesnt matter the cause or the your personnel beliefs...Please fell for the families that will never see them again...AND unless you have been there (not somewhere "equal" too) you have no idea what our young men and women deal with on a day to day basis...Military members are not politicians nor running for an office...They are doing a job they knew they would have to do when they joined the military and do not ask any one else to do for them...Top priority to them is Family and their buddy next to them....

    July 29, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank Rizzo

      Right, those who served also know to fellow the rules, in this case both of these idiots fail the test. Both were warned not to leave the base and they did they listen NO. I don't feel sorry for these idiots, they should have taught about their actions before hand and in the same token think of what would have happen to their family members once this is over, these guys are NO HEREOS in my book and they deserve NO MEDALS or Military Honor Funeral .

      July 29, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. Leonard

    In another story when they first reported that one sailor had been killed ..they noted that the other one was safe while being held captive..."safe"? I knew CNN had no idea what they were talking about...and death was going to be the end result.

    July 29, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. robert young

    Hate to tell you this but it is a volunteer military and they got what they wanted action. They just ended up on the wrong side was all/DEAD. it happens. stop occupying other peoples country and this wouldnt happen

    July 29, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Papa Mike

      Wow Robert your insight is just so awe inspiring. Gee thanks for the stating the obvious.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  9. KristinaKaye

    The sickening comments here are so astounding at the death of an American sailor. What is with your Americans that see the world like you do? An true American hero is dead, someone's son and all you can think of is to see who can make the most rediculous, hurting and un-American statements here. God bless America ... and this sailor.

    July 29, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • jimmy the freak

      "True American Hero"? Are you sure? Did he throw himself on a hand grenade to save the lives of his fellow soldiers? Did he charge a machine-gun nest to keep it from killing his comrades? Did he do anything "above and beyond the call of duty, risking life and limb"? Victims are not necessarily heroes.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. Frank Rizzo

    What a bunch of lies, according the DOD both sailors were drunk and left their assigned base to find girls to party with, both were warned not to leave the base, as we now the end result of both these idiots actions. The deaths are sad, however their actions or lack of responsibility has placed the lives of hundreds of their fellow US Troops in serious danger. I say shame on them for their idiotic actions and for bring shame to the US Armed Forces serving in the region. There NO HEROS in my book.

    July 29, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  11. Shermani

    There is only one word to describe this administration, and the continual death of our Military personnel...............HORRIFIC

    July 29, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mandingo J

    RIP

    July 29, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  13. Papa Mike

    Hey Jimmy the Freak,
    Where do you get your intel dude? Who siad the NVA were going to come after us, lol? My question would be HOW would they have come after us?

    July 29, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  14. Yeahimright

    Reading this stuff made me realize just how far from being accurate most of us are. Lots of speculations based on alot of biased view points and or completely false information. Then along comes the next bunch of people who don't have a clue trying to make a point based on that tripe. If all of you people would wake up to reality none of these discussions would need to even take place because we would all have the same general opinion. You all can't be right now can you. My advise to the majority of you is to cling to your ignorance, your better off not knowing what is really happening in front of your faces. If you did you would loose all that bliss that you've been hoarding all these years. This post is a perfect example so do me a favor and reply so we really know what you are made of.

    July 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joe Summerville

    Bush will not go down as the worst president as the worst president in our history is already in office. Wake up America and impeach him before its too late. God Bless Our troops and Thank You for your sacriface.

    August 4, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
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