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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 665-10
July 27, 2010

DOD Announces Navy Casualty and Identifies Sailor Listed as Whereabouts Unknown

                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor and the identity of another sailor listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN).  The announcement resulted from a July 23 incident in Logar province, Afghanistan, while the sailors were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

                Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin McNeley, 30, of Wheatridge, Colo., died from wounds sustained from the July 23 incident.  Coalition Forces recovered his body July 25 after an extensive search.  He was assigned to Assault Craft Unit One (ACU-1), San Diego. 

                Petty Officer 3rd Class Jarod Newlove, 25, of Renton, Wash., is listed as DUSTWUN from the July 23 incident.  Search and recovery efforts are ongoing, and the incident is under investigation. 

                For further information related to McNeley, contact Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet public affairs at 619-929-7444.  

                For information related to Newlove, contact the Navy Office of Information at 703-697-5342.