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Raleigh family mourns son killed in Uganda blast

Posted July 31, 2010
Updated August 2, 2010

— A man killed in a terrorist bombing in Uganda was memorialized in his boyhood church in Wilmington, Del.

The memorial service for Nathan Henn was held Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church.

The 25-year-old humanitarian aid worker was among 76 people killed July 11 in a pair of terrorist bombings in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.

Henn grew up in Wilmington and attended the University of Delaware before joining Invisible Children, a nonprofit that educates children in northern Uganda affected by war.

His parents now live in Raleigh.

His family has planned a memorial service in Raleigh for 7 p.m. on Aug. 6 at Bayleaf Baptist Church, 12200 Bayleaf Church Road.

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  • godlygirl Aug 2, 2010

    my prayers go out to you my son was in iraq for 1 year, i thought i was going to die.he was in the lords hand and he brough him home safe.i cannot imagine what you must be going thru but it must be devistating and my heart is with you.god makes us strong even when we feel like we cant go on any longer. I hope he will heal and help u with the pain that your family must be feeling. god bless you and u will be in my thoughts.