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Monday, July 26, 2010

Sailors Missing In Afghanistan

From the official Navy website:
Washington (NNS) -- The Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead extended the following statement on the events in Afghanistan:

"The thoughts and prayers of our entire Navy go out to the missing Sailors serving in Afghanistan and their families. We have been closely following the situation from the outset. These Sailors represent two of several thousand Sailors serving on the ground in Afghanistan in support of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and the International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan. Forces on the ground in Afghanistan are doing everything they can to locate and safely return our missing shipmates."
Our prayers are with the missing Sailors and the families of all concerned. Similarly, please keep Idaho native Army Specialist Bowe Bergdahl, captured over a year ago, in your thoughts. When the missing Sailors' identities are released, hopefully those of us who might know them won't put out any personal information on the 'net that the enemy might use to exploit the situation.

Update 0740 29 July: The remains of one of the Sailors were recovered on Sunday, and now there's word that the second Sailor's body has been found.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

CNN is reporting that one of the abducted sailors was killed.

CNN Link

7/26/2010 9:15 AM

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7/26/2010 2:30 PM

Anonymous NHSparky said...

Found one of them. Prayers for him and the family, and further prayers that the other sailor will be found safe and unharmed.

7/28/2010 7:28 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly, both bodies have been recovered. HT2 McNeley and CS3 Newlove.

What on earth were a Hull Tech and a Cook doing in Afghanistan and why were they out by themselves in a known taliban-controlled area.

7/29/2010 11:42 PM

Anonymous Must Be The Right Answer said...

"What on earth were a Hull Tech and a Cook doing in Afghanistan and why were they out by themselves in a known taliban-controlled area."

That is the question of the day! Sailors in the desert as Soldiers...yes, that has to be the right answer?!

IA's are the Navy's attempt to find relevance. I know the sub firce is having that problem but I guess it has spread to big Navy.

Oh well, funding has to come in and if it comes on the backs of Sailors, so be it.

Good luck and stay safe to current and future IA' is going to get worse before it gets better.

7/30/2010 8:44 AM


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