U.S. military official says PO3 Jarod Newlove has been found dead

The West Seattle-raised sailor reported missing in Afghanistan earlier this week, Petty Officer 3rd Class Jarod Newlove, has been found dead, according to an Associated Press report published by the Seattle Times (WSB partner). The AP attributes the information to a “senior U.S. military official” who says his body has been recovered. Newlove, 25, graduated from Chief Sealth High School in 2003, and was a longtime West Seattleite, according to comments published after the report of his disappearance. KING5 TV says his family has told them they got the news around noontime yesterday. The Washington Post quotes an Afghan official as saying Newlove was found shot to death on Wednesday in the village of Yousef. No official Department of Defense news release yet. (June 2010 U.S. Navy photo)

ADDED 8:10 AM: A family friend confirms to WSB that a community event will be planned at some point to show support for PO3 Newlove’s family, though it is too soon to announce.

27 Replies to "U.S. military official says PO3 Jarod Newlove has been found dead"

  • MB July 29, 2010 (7:03 am)

    My heart is broken. This doesn’t seem possible. Send strength to his young wife and family.

  • GV_R July 29, 2010 (7:04 am)

    The US military should not be in Afghanistan.

  • CB July 29, 2010 (7:19 am)

    Condolences to the family and friends. Thank you for your service Jarod, rest in peace.

  • Wednesday July 29, 2010 (7:21 am)

    No words, just sick. So sorry. Why?

  • Dailycommuter July 29, 2010 (7:25 am)

    To Jarod’s family and friends: I am so very sorry for your loss. I grieve with you and hold you in my heart.

  • Pam July 29, 2010 (7:30 am)

    The risks they take when they choose to serve our country are so high. Prayers are with the family and his fellow soldiers.

  • GenHillOne July 29, 2010 (7:31 am)

    So very sorry to hear this. My respect to his family.

  • k July 29, 2010 (7:31 am)

    if Obama cares to leave a legacy, pull OUT of Afghanistan now.

  • me on 28th Ave SW July 29, 2010 (7:32 am)

    Sincere sympathy to Jarod’s loved ones as they process and accept this horrible loss. While I know that there are no words that can take away this pain, I sincerely hope that the community around you provides you with support and comfort. I am so sorry.

  • JH July 29, 2010 (7:39 am)

    Such sad news this morning. We should all be very proud of his service.

    I also think that this is not the right place to make political remarks. Very inappropriate.

  • miws July 29, 2010 (7:41 am)

    My sincerest condolences to Jarod’s family and friends.



  • bridge to somewhere July 29, 2010 (7:49 am)

    my condolences. this is terrible news.

  • combat Vetofthreewars July 29, 2010 (8:42 am)

    Sorry for the families. This is an example of poorly led and trained US military.

    It seems to me the military is more focused on quality of life issues such as PX and the snack bar in the military then combat alertness.

  • hhbh July 29, 2010 (8:59 am)

    I met Jarod when he was training before this deployment at Ft. Polk, LA. He was such a sweet and caring person who will be greatly missed. My prayers are with his family and the family of Justin McNeley.

  • RG July 29, 2010 (9:00 am)

    Fair winds and following seas shipmate. Rest in peace, we have the watch.

  • Kayleigh July 29, 2010 (9:33 am)

    :( Sending much love and comfort to Jarod’s family and friends.

  • Alki Resident July 29, 2010 (9:58 am)

    This is devastating,this isnt just a loss to one family.Its our community that feels the heartache as well.PLEASE,let us know what we as a community can do to help this family.

  • mr July 29, 2010 (10:42 am)

    I was so sad to read this this morning. Thinking of the family who is grieving and what they had to endure with the arrival of the service men at their door. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • dawsonct July 29, 2010 (10:50 am)

    Deepest condolences to this sailor’s family.

    Our role in Western Asia is done. Bring our soldiers and sailors home.

  • enviromaven July 29, 2010 (10:55 am)

    Sending sincere and heartfelt condolences to this American serviceman’s family. I was raised in a military family. I understand.

  • CurlyQ July 29, 2010 (11:41 am)

    To Jarod, I pray you have found your home in God and know true peace at last. You were so well-loved.
    For Jarod’s family, thank you for YOUR sacrifice throughout his service. I don’t know what it’s like to walk in your shoes, but I do know what it’s like to lose someone way too soon. God bless and keep you.

  • Samson July 29, 2010 (2:29 pm)

    Im going to miss you bro! My heart goes out to his wife and his beautiful kids. May God strenghthen his family and loved ones, til then..Rest in Paradise

  • CS July 29, 2010 (3:09 pm)

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Newlove family.

  • EPL July 29, 2010 (3:10 pm)

    From one Navy family member to another:

    God our Father,
    Help me to remain true to my ideals
    during my service to my country.
    Help me be what is in America,
    the land of the free.
    May I realize that I represent
    what our country stands for.
    My uniform is a symbol of duty and valor
    both in peace and in war.
    I take up arms to defend what all Americans hold dear:
    life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
    Grant me the strength to live according to these ideals,
    the courage of my convictions, and the resolve to endure whatever dangers threaten.
    With you at our side I fear no evil
    and resist every enemy,
    secure in the knowledge that you hold me in the palm of your hand.

  • OP July 29, 2010 (4:57 pm)

    May God bless and comfort Jarod, his family and friends. Like all of our fallen soldiers, his sacrifice will never be forgotten.

  • Alki Girl July 30, 2010 (12:40 pm)

    Thank you Jarod and Justin for serving our country. You will never be forgotten.

  • George C. August 1, 2010 (10:20 am)

    As a parent of a sailor also in the Middle East, we live day to day in the reality realizing the dangers our military faces. When we first heard the news of these courageous young men, our hearts skipped a few beats not knowing if one of them was our son.
    There are no words except that our hearts, prayers and condolences are with all of those families who lost their loved ones!

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