London Victim: Lee Rigby, 25

Army drummer had a 2-year-old son

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted May 23, 2013 11:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – The victim in yesterday's London attack has been identified as 25-year-old Lee Rigby, reports the BBC. Rigby was indeed in the British army, having served as both a machine gunner and a drummer in a unit called the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. He has a 2-year-old son named Jack. "He was one of the battalion's great characters—always smiling and always ready to brighten the mood with his fellow Fusiliers," says one sergeant. The Guardian has a fuller statement from the defense department about "Riggers," recounting his military bio, his "larger than life" personality, and his passion for the Man U soccer team.

This undated image released by the British Ministry of Defence shows Lee Rigby.
This undated image released by the British Ministry of Defence shows Lee Rigby.   (AP Photo / MOD)
This undated image released by the British Ministry of Defence shows Lee Rigby.
This undated image released by the British Ministry of Defence shows Lee Rigby.   (AP Photo / MOD)
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