RIP: Soldier murdered in Woolwich attack ID’d as Afghanistan vet Lee Rigby, 25

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Heartbreaking.

The unarmed British soldier murdered in yesterday’s brutal jihadist attack in London has been identified as Lee Rigby. According to the British Ministry of Defense, Rigby, 25, was a member of the Corps of Drums and veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

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More from the Ministry of Defense press release:

Drummer Lee Rigby or ‘Riggers’ to his friends was born in July 1987 in Crumpsall, Manchester. He joined the Army in 2006 and on successful completion of his infantry training course at Infantry Training Centre Catterick was selected to be a member of the Corps of Drums and posted to 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (also known as the ‘Second Fusiliers’ or ‘2 RRF’).

An extremely popular and witty soldier, Drummer Rigby was a larger than life personality within the Corps of Drums and was well known, liked and respected across the Second Fusiliers. He was a passionate and life-long Manchester United fan.

Rigby leaves behind a wife and 2-year-old son named Jack.

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Rest in peace, brave soldier.

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Lee Rigby I salute you.. A brave young man, looking out for his country.
Thoughts are with your family, friends and comrades.
#NeverForget— Queenie (@SimplesSara) May 23, 2013

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Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.

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Related:

Prime Minister David Cameron: Brutal Woolwich terror attack a ‘betrayal of Islam’

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