Delaware Man Killed in World Cup Viewer Bombings

By Karen Araiza
|  Monday, Jul 12, 2010  |  Updated 8:00 AM EDT
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Delaware Man Killed in World Cup Viewer Bombings

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Nate Henn played rugby at the University of Delaware and Sunday he died during a bombing on a crowded rugby field in Kampala, Uganda, while watching the World Cup final.

Nate, 25, was working for "Invisible Children," a group based out of San Diego that is trying to end the use of child soldiers in Africa's longest-running war. The group's website put up a posting in memory of Nate, that gives a glimpse of what type of person he was:

Nate worked with us at Invisible Children for a year and a half and leaves behind a legacy of honor, integrity, and service. From traveling the United States without pay advocating for the freedom of abducted child soldiers in Joseph Kony’s war, to raising thousands of dollars to put war-affected Ugandan students in school, Nate lived a life that demanded explanation. He sacrificed his comfort to live in the humble service of God and of a better world, and his is a life to be emulated.
Nate was not a glory-seeker and never sought the spotlight. He asked not to be made a hero of.

On his Facebook page, one of Nate's last entries was Sunday -- the day of the bombing:

"Been a great couple of days! Hanging out with Tony, Innocent and friends!"

Militants targeted World Cup viewers, bombing the rugby field and an Ethiopian restaurant. At least 64 people were killed. Members of a church group from Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania are among the injured.

"I remember blacking out, hearing people screaming and running," said Kris Sledge, and 18-year old with the church group. He has a hurt leg and burns on his face. "At this point we're just glad to be alive."

Police think a Somalia militant group with al-Qaida ties may be behind the bombings.

Nate wrote home about how his experience in Uganda being the "best days of his life," according to the Invisible Children website. "Nate's life ended while living out this dream, a selfless dream of putting others first, seeking peace, and living a life of integrity. He will be forever missed, forever remembered, and his legacy will live on in our love and deeds."

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