State News

Raleigh family mourns son killed in Uganda blast

Posted July 31, 2010 4:00 a.m. EDT
Updated August 2, 2010 11:16 a.m. EDT

— 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.