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Roadside bomb injured 10 West Michigan soldiers in Afghanistan


DOWAGIAC, Mich. -- A roadside bomb injured 10 West Michigan soldiers in Afghanistan over the weekend, according to the Michigan National Guard.

On Thursday morning, ABC 57 News talked with Capt. Aaron Jenkins, the Public Affairs Officer for the Guard, who confirmed the report. 

The soldiers hurt in Sunday's attack were from the 1-126th Cavalry. The unit is based in Dowagiac and has been serving in Afghanistan since January. 

Among the worst injured is Eric Lund, who lost both of his arms. 

He was a 2001 graduate of Ludington High School in West Michigan.

Jenkins told us the soldiers were on patrol, when they came across two improvised explosive devices. 

The Michigan National Guard said it’s one of the worst attacks on its units in years.

You can connect with the guard on their Facebook page.


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