Rugby Player, Humanitarian, Dies in Terrorist Bombing

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    Former University of Delaware rugby playter Nathan Henn, 25, was the lone American killed Sunday in a terrorist bombing at the Kyadondo Rugby Club in Kampala, Uganda.
    Henn was in Uganda working with Invisible Children, a San Diego-based aid group that helps child soldiers in Africa.
    In all 74 people died and 70 were injured in the attack, which struck most victims as they were watching the soccer World Cup final at the rugby club's field. Henn was among that group.
    Invisible Children makes documentaries about children affected by war in East Africa and shows them around the world, and works to end the practice of abducting children in Africa and forcing to work as soldiers or sex slaves. Henn, among his activities with the group, organized the world tours and according to the Invisible Children weblog, went to Uganda to see the homeland of some of the friends he met on tour. While he was there he had received the nickname "Oteka," an Acholi word meaning "The Strong One," and he had adopted the name on his Facebook page.
    Lauded as a happy, outgoing, and intelligent young man who cared about helping a righteous cause, the North Carolina native had been working with Invisible Children for 18 months.
    To add to the Henn family tragedy, his brother was hospitalized Monday after being injured in a private plane crash. He was flying to be with his family after hearing of Nathan Henn's death.


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    pity to hear, I wish all the best to his family during this difficult period.
     
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    As do I, what a terrible tragedy.
     
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    Senseless act. These terrorists killed the exact opposite of what they stand against.
     
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