JENISON, MI (WHTC News) - Relatives say that 32-year-old Army Specialist Joseph VanDreumel, who graduated from Jenison High Schoo lin 1997, was killed by a roadside bomb while being deployed in Afghanistan. It is believed that he died either Sunday or Monday from injuries suffered when a roadside bomb exploded. VanDreumel, who had enlisted 19 months ago, had been in Afghanistanfor only six weeks. He is the first soldier from the Lakeshore to be killed in action since Private Thomas Allers of Plainwell died from a roadside bomb in May.
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