Body of Missing US Soldier Found in Afghan River

Second American is still missing, believed drowned
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 11, 2009 11:27 AM CST
An Afghan boy watches U.S. soldiers as they stop along the Pech River in Afghanistan's Kunar province, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009.   (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
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(Newser) – Military divers have found the body of a US soldier who disappeared last week with a fellow soldier as the two tried to recover airdropped supplies from a river in western Afghanistan. The two Americans, from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, went missing Nov. 4 in Badghis province, a remote area that borders Turkmenistan. Local police say the two were swept away by the river. The second American has not been found.