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. Tim

    Oh my god!...can you PLEASE have your editors proofread...

    "This is story is developing."

    July 29, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Clint

      What ****ing idiots. Come on, a Grade 2 could see a problem with that!

      July 29, 2010 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Eddie

      Tim/Clint – Amazing, a U.S. sailor is murdered by cowards and you choose to focus on a typo. Really, who are the ****ing idiots here?

      A sad ending, God bless you, rest in peace and thank you for your service.

      July 29, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Billy

      It's not murder during War you moron. Talk about an idiot.

      July 29, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Eddie

      Billy, Billy, Billy, if the sailor was killed by the Taliban during a fire fight as part of this war, then no it would not be murder. Since this sailor was captured alive (and most likely tortured) and was then "killed", that is MURDER. You are the moron!

      July 29, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Gene

      When a serviceman or woman is captured and then killed, which is what presumably happened, that is a war crime and is murder.

      July 29, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
    • kilduff89

      take a seat, william.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Rembrandt

      They outsource their printing of this news on this site to India. Truth.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. John L.

    A sad find but then what did we expect?

    July 29, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |

    Rest In Peace

    July 29, 2010 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. HeyObama

    Bring our troops home. They don't want our way of life. And cut the Osama Bin Laden crap. He's one man; if we could find Saddam in an underground bunker, we can find a sick dude in a cave-if we wanted to.

    July 29, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
    • BigTex

      How easily we forget our history. It's not about our way of life or one man. It's about an organization of like minded individuals with the determination to kill as many Americans and Europeans as possible. 9-11 was planned and orchestrated by the same people who are killing our troops now.

      July 29, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Billy

      "9-11 was planned and orchestrated by the same people who are killing our troops now."

      Yup, but it's definitely NOT the ones YOU think it is.

      July 29, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • TexasSucks

      Sorry "BigTex" but 911 was not pulled off by Afghans or Iraqis – it was by the same people you buy your oil from, the Saudis. Next time you want to comment in public, check your facts, it'll help you not sound like an uneducated hillbilly.

      July 29, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • BigTex

      Hey genius, where were those Saudi's hanging out when they planned the attacks? Good job fact checker. Next time, make sure you know what you're talking about before you make yourself sound like an egotistical, self-righteous yankee.

      July 29, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Linda pompey

      Hey, Billy...soooooo right in your thinking

      July 29, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
    • TexasIsLame

      Hey BIG TEX they were hanging out in america

      July 29, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Xasthur

      According to the investigation they don't know exactly. It is suspected that the plan was hatched in Afghanistan but implemented in the UAE, Germany, and of course in the USA. But they didn't even know that until 8 months after the invasion.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. Chester

    We need to pull out of Afghanistan and Iraq and just nuke those crap-holes to hell. RIP. =[

    July 29, 2010 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
    • j


      July 29, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
    • eric

      yeah... nuking thousands, even millions of civilians to get at a handful (in comparison) of bad guys is a great idea. then the ones who do survive can deal with years and years of high cancer rates, high child deformity rates, etc... not to mention the billions of dollars (that we don't have) to rebuild the mess we made.

      sounds like a really good, well thought out idea. bravo!

      July 29, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      shut up eric it is a good idea who's gonna care when were all gone in a 100 years or so anyway. at least we'd be able to live in peace at the moment.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Henry

      Now after reading Chesters Words. Is it any wonder that countries want the Bomb? That goes for Iran too

      July 29, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • RobertRR

      Here we go with the moronss.
      So you want to nuke them, it really sounds inteligent.
      Do you know the consequences of contamination.
      Think about it smart guy.

      July 29, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. Sosherry

    Fair winds and following seas. B Z

    July 29, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  7. marine2543

    They killed this guy so we would call off the search. We must have been poking into many places. Don't travel around this country without backup.

    July 29, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
    • jarh3ad

      totally agree with you on that, Im baffled that they would send a cook and a mechanic outside the wire with no back up, and dont get me wrong im not ragging on the navy or anything like that cause they do a fine job supporting us Marines but they didnt belong out there.
      Nevertheless may they rest in peace.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  8. ArmyWife

    I seriously hope that this poor family has been properly notified and will not hear the news for the first time in some CNN twenty word facebook-ish posting. Have some consideration. With that said, my prayers go out to those he has left behind.

    July 29, 2010 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Blosm24

      I'm so glad that someone else is concerned about this! Can CNN be so insensitive?

      July 29, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Brett

      Please read the story. A Pentagon official confirmed the death. That would mean that the family was notified via the DoD. And I don't quite get how this is Facebookish. CNN reported the pertinent facts and clearly mentioned from where the information came. Don't quite know what else CNN needs to do to meet your approval.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. BlueSky

    It is my fault because I did not prevent Bush from being the president.

    July 29, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
    • BigTex

      Can you really blame Bush for sending troops into the country that provided a safe haven for these cowards to coordinate the largest terrorist attack in our country's history? Does anyone actually remember what happened on 9-11 or have we moved on as if it never happened?

      July 29, 2010 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Buddhacious

      Yes, we can really blame Bush. The end.

      July 29, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Vee

      We need to end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. We should've never started them beyond the scope of catching Bin Laden. Of course we HAD to respond to 9/11 but I believe a more focused, no-nonsense approach to the folks involved–and THAT'S IT–wouldn't have taken this long or cost us so much money, or so many lives. For those of you who refer to our 'history', let's not forget how Europeans stole land and resources from other cultures and then forced Christianity on them. It was not Bush's job to impose Americanized rules and customs on foreign lands. It is up to the people in those countries to choose how and *if* they are dissatisfied enough with their government to overthrow it. Or change their way of life when *they* deem it inhumane. Not ours-period!! Let them blow themselves up–at least the U.S. wouldn't be blamed for it or foot the bill for it. R.I.P. to every U.S. soldier, man or woman who has died or been severly injured in these wars since 9/11. Now we're in too deep to get out, and more of our people will die minding someone else's business. While Americans continue to lose jobs, money and stability. It makes no sense at all.

      July 29, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
    • BigTex

      Bush will obviously go down as one of the worst president's in American history, and there really is no debating that. It's just to simplistic to lay complete blame at his feet as if their were no contributions by anyone else. Iraq never should have happened and it's unfortunate that so many Americans had to give their lives for someone elses greed, but we can't ignore the reality that is Afghanistan. A more focused strategy should have been implemented to catch Bin Laden, but that starts w/ the Taliban. They were given the opportunity to give him up and the refused.

      July 29, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • TexasSucks

      Again "BigTex" learn how to perform basic research before you allow anymore of this nonsense to spew from your mouth. Most of the 9/11 hijackers lived, worked, and trained in AMERICA for a full TWO YEARS before the attacks.

      Sure, we all hate terrorists as much as you do, but you're posting to an internationally known website. We others read such inaccurate silliness as yours, it makes us all look bad.

      p.s. I'm from Alaska, we do real work here.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
    • BigTex

      Where were they before they lived among us? Good god man, read a book, newspaper, magazine, etc. I realize they were from Saudi and lived and trained in America for two years. Before that they were in.......and the masterminds were found in......that's right Grizzly Adams, Afghanistan.

      If you're so smart, why did you give us Palin? Thanks for that.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Regardless of what you think Afghanistan is the just war we should have been all in from the start. Their government hosted the terrorists training camps that trained the animals that killed innocent men women and children on 9/11. We asked them to turn over the terrorists and they refused. What rational human being harms a child on purpose.

      Iraq was a war of the Bush administration that we should have never gotten involved with. What we need to do is get the hell out of Iraq and get Pakistan to stop allowing the Taliban to hide in the border regions crossing in to Afghanistan to fight and retreating into Pakistan to be safe. Put as many soldiars on the ground to eliminate the terrorists. Stop limiting their ability to fight with stupid rules of engagement. If a combatent fires on you then hides in a church then go in and kill him. I say this being the father of a son who is in the Army and I am both proud of him and fear that he may not be safe if he goes to Afghanistan. But one thing is certian if we leave now these organizations will strike again here, do you really want to worry about going to the mall that somone may blow themselves up there. Or like the Soviets have had to deal with the Islamic seperatists who bring bombs into their childrens schools, I personally do not want that to happen here.

      Hunt them down and deal with them in their own countries not ours, or our childrens United States will not the be the secure United States you grew up enjoying. Remember that the freedom you enjoy was bought for you by the death of US soldiars all over the world and have some respect.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • TexasSucks

      Ideas are simply a series of connected thoughts. The facts are that those ideas, that, even if formed in another country, were carried out and executed by Saudi nationals on US land.

      And seriously, you gave us the three most devastating terms of presidency ever. Bush vs. Palin (who thankfully didn't even get elected) the Bush terms "win" every time. And of course by win, I mean we all lose.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • BigTex

      Jim, I can't agree w/ you more.

      FYI, I didn't give you Bush. He's not even from Texas, he's from Connecticut. I'm assuming your reference to a "3rd" term you are refering to Bush Sr, who, like his son, isn't from Texas.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • TexasSucks

      And Palin isn't a native Alaskan either, what's your point? They both claim to be from the states we're arguing about.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • BigTex

      The Palin remark was a joke. Relax. And Texas doesn't suck, you suck. Sarcasm. Get it?

      July 29, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • BigTex

      In the end you missed the fundamental point so I'm going to attempt to lay it out for you.

      1. What country was governed by the Taliban?
      2. Who allowed what organization to reside within their borders?
      3. That was led by what wanted individual?
      4. Who orchestrated what terroristic attack on American soil?

      July 29, 2010 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  10. Twitter Dee Twitter Dum

    They must have twittered this headline just to get it out quickly, hence the typo.

    July 29, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. Bart Brown

    "Developing," as an intransitive verb or as an adjectival, is perfectly correct:

    develop |diˈveləp|
    verb ( -veloped , -veloping )
    1 grow or cause to grow and become more mature, advanced, or elaborate See note at mature . [ intrans. ] : motion pictures developed into mass entertainment | [as adj. ] ( developing) this is a rapidly developing field

    Stories grow, and become more advanced and elaborate, as more information becomes available.

    Grammar police who don't know grammar are almost as annoying as police who DO know grammar.

    July 29, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Buddhacious

      Ummm....I think you might want to re-read. They weren't saying "developing" was the wrong choice of word, but thanks for the long, drawn out definition of the word....as if we were clueless to its meaning. Take a look again, and try to find the REAL error: "This is story is developing." That being said, a man lost his life....so none of this really matters! Rest in peace, brother.

      July 29, 2010 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Mememe

      Yeeees...what you say is true–but I think most people were pointing out the use of at least one spurious "is" in that sentence...

      July 29, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  12. Buddhacious

    Way to accept responsibility, BlueSky! If only more voters realized this error in judgement.

    July 29, 2010 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. river

    I think they were referring to the "is story is" ... annoying none the less.

    July 29, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  14. baroar

    Trust me, the Taliban made sure that his body was found promptly. They did not want American SOF out hunting him down. As with IED's and killing inocent civilians, the Insurgents always take the cowardly way out. My thoughts are with the US Sailors families.

    July 29, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. tpod

    RIP, fallen soldier. thank you for serving when so many of us can't. peaceful journey to valhalla...and peaceful sleep when you arrive.

    July 29, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Buddhacious

      How do you know he won't end up in Fólkvangr? I kid...I had to look up what you were talking about because I've never heard of valhalla. Thank you for helping me learn something new today! Sounds like if he ends up in either, he's blessed. =)

      July 29, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
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