The British soldier targeted by yesterday’s horrific Islamist terrorist attack on the streets of London has been identified as 25-year-old Lee Rigby, a drummer with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. From the Washington Times:

Mr. Rigby, 25, joined the British army in 2006 and was stationed in London on a recruiting stint, the British military said in a release.

He is being remembered by friends and family for being a “loving father to his son Jack, aged 2 years,” the military statement added.

Mr. Rigby previously served in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.

He was described as an “an extremely popular and witty soldier,” the military said.