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Pentagon Officials Confirm Sailor’s Death

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2010 – Defense Department officials today announced the death of a sailor who previously was listed as “duty status whereabouts unknown” while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jarod Newlove, 25, of Renton, Wash., died of wounds suffered from an incident in Afghanistan’s Logar province July 23.

Coalition forces recovered his body yesterday after an extensive search, officials said. He was assigned to Navy Reserve Force Command. The July 23 incident remains under investigation, officials said.

 

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