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Raleigh memorial for Uganda bombing victim postponed

Posted August 4, 2010 5:54 p.m. EDT
Updated August 4, 2010 6:44 p.m. EDT

— A memorial service scheduled for Friday has been postponed.

Nathaniel Philip Henn, 25, a humanitarian worker from Delaware whose parents live in Raleigh, was among 76 people killed July 11 in a pair of terrorist bombings in Kampala, Uganda.

His family had planned a service for 7 p.m. on Friday at Bayleaf Baptist Church, 12200 Bayleaf Church Road.

That service has been postponed, family members said Wednesday. It will be rescheduled at another date and time.

Henn was buried in a private ceremony in Newark, Del. last week.

Henn worked for San Diego, Calif.-based Invisible Children, a nonprofit that tries to stop the abduction of children for use as soldiers, and left July 1 for a month-long stint in Uganda.

He was among a crowd watching the World Cup Final at a ruby club in Kampala when he was hit by shrapnel from one of the bomb blasts.