Uganda Bombing:Invisible Children Says American Victim Nate Henn
Ex-University of Delaware Rugby Player And Invisible Children Aid Worker, Nate Henn Among More Than 50 Killed In Ugandan Bombing
His nickname was Oteka, or The Strong One, it was the affectionate moniker given to Nate Henn from the African children he was trying to help on behalf of the U.S. Aid group Invisible Children.
A former University of Delaware rugby player, Nate Henn was among a group of people who were at an Ethiopian restaurant in Kampala set to watch the Rugby championships when the bombs hit.
At the Ethiopian restaurant that was attacked, an outdoor cafe with lawn tables known as the Ethiopian Village, soldiers and onlookers watched side by side as rescue crews extracted the dead and the wounded from the wreckage. The police said the bomb appeared to have been placed under a dining table where a group of foreigners, including some Americans, had been sitting.
At least 15 people were killed in that blast, police officials and witnesses said.
Invisible Children is non-profit San Diego based organization that helps "child soldiers and other young victims of violence in Africa.
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 Henn is being rembered on his Facebook page by friends and family.
Maria Boulden Nate, may your goodness and memory always be reflected in the actions of the lives you have touched. I will always remember our fun times at UD. RIP Nate. 22 minutes ago
Julia Bonfante Nate - There are no words.. Rest easy brother. We love you.To the Henn family & Nate's loved ones - My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you all.. 28 minutes ago
Scott Soukup Nate, I can not believe that this has happened. You were such a great friend of mine when we were kids. You are an amazing person and I have a great deal of respect for everything that you have been doing. It bothers me that Nate was working for such a great and humane cause, yet his life was taken by horrible militant...