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. Jacob

    Poor sailor dude. He enlisted so that he could he could see the world. He saw it, and it killed him. RIP, sailor.

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

      yeah right. The sailor most likely joined to recieve the honor and benefits that a service man or woman is afforded in our country. Leaving a base on an unauthorized mission in a war zone is natural selection at its finest. We don't send our brightest soldiers into the front lines, these guys are proof.

      July 29, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. Nathan

    Pull out? No retreat; just reload; full speed ahead; destroy their country; top too bottom...........

    July 29, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • jimmy the freak

      Ready when you are, sir. Lead the way.

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

    Eternal Father, strong to save,
    Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
    Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
    Its own appointed limits keep;
    Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
    For those in peril on the sea!

    RIP Shipmate!!!

    July 29, 2010 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. killacam

    props to the sailor for doing the ultimate thing while you other f**** type comments on websites like this.

    July 29, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. John

    As much as I hate to admit it, the war at this point is just something to take the focus off of the dramatic swing towards big government and exorbitant social programs. The current U.S. administration's goal is to turn this country into a place where every detail of your life is ruled by the federal governmnet. After all they know best.
    I would love to know why exactly to very Junior (in rank) sailors (probably reservists) were trolling about the afghan countryside alone in a hardened SUV alone.

    July 29, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
    • jimmy the freak

      The purpose of this war is to siphon trillions of dollars from working-class people and pump it up the food chain to the fat cats who own the military-industrial complex. There IS NO MONEY for social programs because we spent it all on bomb and bullets. But, thanks for playing.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. Greg

    Billy are obviously stupid by way of your own posting. It is MURDER when a soldier is captured and killed by the captor

    July 29, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • jimmy the freak

      Do we KNOW he was captured, and in relatively good health? Do we know he wasn't mortally wounded when captured, and died of his wounds? Do we KNOW that?

      July 29, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • CsThrouLies

      All is fair in love and war.

      July 29, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. Papa Mike

    That's the difference between us and them, if we capture an enemy, they stay allive. Rest in peace squid, you guys did your best. Semper Fi.

    July 29, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
    • jimmy the freak

      So, the US military has never killed an enemy after he surrendered? Never? Really? Are you sure?

      July 29, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Maria

      'That's the difference between us and them, if we capture an enemy, they stay alive.'


      July 29, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  8. PENNY K

    I am sure most people in Afghanistan, as everywhere would just like to live without getting blown up. As to the roots of the Taliban, that's another story. I want to know what is a sailor doing in Afghanistan?

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

      Penny there are always sailors on the ground for various reasons. Many medics are Corpsman which are Navy, they could also be logistics specialists, or machinery, or transport, or provide security at installations, also forward observers who call in airtrikes. Many ways for a squid to be on dry land.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. Reality

    How about we pull out our troops. Announce to Iraq and Afganistan that we have given them an opportunity to become a democratic form of government, and strongly suggest that they take advantage of it. If they fail to do so, and continue to be a threat to the U.S. we will just return with nukes and follow the harsh laws of nature in that every man woman and child meets their demise. Only the strong survive. Then keep the land for whatever purpose it may serve. That would be one hell of an incentive to eliminate the Taliban.

    July 29, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  10. Papa Mike

    To Andrew,
    So we dont' send our brightest to the front lines? Obviously you've never served, or for that matter have been on the front lines. I was on the front freaking lines for 45 months in Iraq, and also on those fornt lines, we had professors, engineers, bankers, those from every walk of life whether lower class to upper class, all were there. So to say they dont' send the brightest to the front, pretty much shows how bright YOU are in your post. No one knows why those sailors left unescorted, it could be any number of reasons, but you have no freaking clue of what they went through.

    July 29, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  11. beenthere

    RIP, teammates.
    Sailors in a landlocked country could mean they were either medical corpsmen attached to the Marines, or SEALS. Either way, the taliban needs to get ready to have their day disrupted because the SOF guys are coming. Guaranteed. If they were SEALS, there's no running away. The taliban will just die tired.

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

      I can tell you've never been to any stan or kak. They were not in the Teams and they were not medics and those are not the only two types of sailors performing clandestine operations. Oh are to the knuckle head that said sailors were soldiers...SEALs are proud sailors and the best soldiers.

      July 29, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Brian

    Shouldn't we be able to secretely imbed a chip into our soldier's so that if this happens again, we can pin point their location? I know the technology is there, wonder why we wouldn't consider this?

    July 29, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Frank Rizzo

      Great idea, the Israelis are now using it since their incident several years ago.

      July 29, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  13. just a girl

    I think that it is so sad that there is so much hate in your words. We have enough worldly enemies, we don't need to fight with each other. Peace.

    July 29, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  14. sambrown1

    andrew...where do you get your information? you think these poor guys just decided to go for a spin behind enemy lines? What a moron!

    July 29, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  15. GingerLee

    Iraq and Afghanistan are the Vietnam of this generation, with one major difference. These folks are fighting in the name of religion and will never give up the fight. Please, please stop the insanity and send these men/women home to the USA! The horror that these service members will have to face when we finally get out of the war will be shocking and in many cases lifelong PTSD. Good heavens did we not learn something from Vietnam.

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