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Jul 27, 2010 4:46 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Sailor killed in Afghanistan was from Colorado

A sailor who first went missing in Afghanistan, and his body later recovered following a shootout, was identified as Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin McNeley, 30, of Wheatridge.

McNeley was one of two sailors missing in Afghanistan since last week. A NATO spokesman confirmed that McNeley had been killed and his body was recovered.

McNeley and another sailor went missing Friday in the eastern province of Logar, after an armored sport utility vehicle was seen driving into a Taliban-held area. The search continues for the other sailor.

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