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American killed in Uganda terror blast was working for San Diego-based Christian group

July 12, 2010 |  6:05 pm

Nate Henn, 25, killed in the terror attack Sunday in Uganda, was working for a San Diego-based Christian group that is trying to help the child soldiers and other young people in that violent country, according to the group's website.


Henn, of Wilmington, Del., was among more than 70 people killed by bomb blasts while watching the World Cup soccer finals on television.

On its website, the Christian group Invisible Children said Henn "leaves behind a legacy of honor, integrity and service."

Henn, a graduate of the University of Delaware, traveled the U.S. to gather support for "the freedom of abducted child soldiers" and also raised money "to put war-affected Ugandan students in school."

"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," the group said in a statement.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: Nate Henn. Credit: Brandon Tauszik / Invisible Children / Associated Press