Update: West Seattle candlelight vigil for sailor Jarod Newlove

This just in, following our earlier report of a website set up to collect donations to help the family of West Seattle sailor Jarod Newlove, killed last week in Afghanistan. The date and place is now set for a vigil in his memory. From family friend Hailey:

Petty Officer 2nd Class, Jarod Newlove is a West Seattle native. He attended Chief Sealth High School, where he graduated in 2003. He served in the U.S. Navy starting in 2004 and was deployed December of 2009 to Afghanistan. Among his many accomplishments, he touched the heart of many people. We recently learned of Jarod’s death in Afghanistan. He has left behind many memories, stories, family and friends. Together as a community, we want to show our love and support to Jarod and his family.

On Tuesday, August 3rd, we will be celebrating the life of Jarod Newlove. The celebration will take place at Chief Sealth Baseball Field, on Trenton St., from 8:00 pm until the last person leaves. This will be a candlelight vigil, so please bring a candle to light in his honor.

Hailey says the family is requesting that media stay “outside the stadium” – the event is just for family and friends. Again, the website to help his family is at jarodnewlovefamily.blogspot.com.

4 Replies to "Update: West Seattle candlelight vigil for sailor Jarod Newlove"

  • Lori W. August 2, 2010 (7:54 am)

    There probably isn’t much chance of this happening, but it would be great if the Blue Angels would do a flyover as a tribute.

  • Karen August 2, 2010 (6:20 pm)

    That would be so wonderful! Wonder who you would contact?

  • Cheri August 2, 2010 (8:31 pm)

    As a former classmate of Jarod’s me and my family will be there to show our support!

  • Cristina Kerr August 3, 2010 (10:45 pm)

    Tonights vigil was a great turnout. Alot of great memories of a fellow Chief Sealth alum. Jarod’s wife was surrounding by plenty of loved ones and seemed to be handling things fairly well under the circumstances. There were many tears shed, but it was a night to celebrate a man who served his country for our safety. As I wrote on one of the message boards outside of the fields “You may be lost, but you will never be forgotten.”

    Any donations for the family would be greatly appreciated.

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