July 29th, 2010
09:43 AM ET

Second U.S. sailor found dead

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

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jarod Newlove, 25, of Renton, Washington, was one of two sailors involved in a firefight on Friday in eastern Afghanistan. They were traveling in Logar province when they were attacked, the military said.

Deen Mohammad Darwish, a Logar province official, said Newlove's body was found in the Baraki Barak district of the province early on Wednesday. Newlove's family was notified the same day, the Pentagon official said.

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  1. JesusNeedsABreak

    Don't wanna be a martyr in this war
    Don't wanna hear the same excuses anymore
    That everything's a threat
    And it's only gonna get worse if we let it

    Don't wanna blame the rich for what they got
    Don't point a finger at the poor for what they have not
    Though the politician and the priest
    Live in the belly of the beast because we fed it

    Freedom is seldom found
    By beating someone to the ground
    Telling them how everything is gonna be now!

    "written by Amos Lee Great American Artist"

    July 30, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Just a Thought

    Dear Ashley, You must be a young and new military wife because if you weren't you would know better. You would know that a blog post on an international news website is not the forum to "P.S" discuss or disclose information about your husband or friend location. You could be putting their safety and military career in jeopardy. Even hinting that you "I KNOW who found this second sailor..." is completely inappropriate. Your husband, shame on him, should have never discussed that with you. I hope the next time you need to share you think twice before you hit "post.

    July 30, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ashley

    I'm SO GLAD that they found him. Now he can rest in peace.

    I've got a suggestion! Maybe whenever these guys are found, either alive or (unfortunately dead), they should let everyone know who found them!!!!!! I KNOW who found this second sailor, but I'm not sure if the public does!

    (P.S. My husband is stationed at Charkh and a friend of mines husband is stationed in Baraki Barak, where the guy was found...)

    July 30, 2010 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
    • ievrob

      some people don't want the fame. I guess you could do that if they said it was ok, but even then, isn't it braggery?

      July 30, 2010 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. Smith in Oregon

    After the Taliban debriefed and interrogated the 'sailor', I'm glad the Taliban let that sailor's family have his body for closure. If both of those men were seal team members, shouldn't the US Military tell the public that or just sweep that under the rug with so much other activitys?

    July 29, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Citizen

    cnn please get your facts current. the picture that you are running with this story the sentence under the picture states that us marines are conducting checks when in fact in the picture it is army soldiers conducting the security checks.

    July 29, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joseph

    It is about time to get out of these godforsaken countries. We have been looking for Osama Bin Ladin for almost ten years with no answer in sight. We are the country that put a man on the moon and we can zoom in our own backyards using Google Earth. I can imagine what the military and the government can do. If Osama was a USA citizen and failed to pay his taxes, I bet the IRS can find him in a jiffy. Let us stop playing games and stop using these countries as pawns for political reasons. Obama was elected on the notion that he will accomplish all this but we are in the same boat as before. Stop wasting American lives and stop wasting the billions of dollars that we are spending on these countries. Bring the troops home and keep the money here, where it belongs.

    July 29, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |