(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.
Posted Thursday, May 23rd 2013 @ 12pm by By John Johnson, Newser Staff