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Trump signs bill naming post office for Army captain Khan

Trump signs bill naming post office for fallen army captain Khan whose Muslim father criticized the then-candidate in speech at 2016 Democratic National Convention

  • U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan was 27 when he died in Iraq in 2004
  • Donald Trump has signed into law a bill naming a Virginia post office for him
  • Trump was criticized for his response to a Democratic National Convention speech by the soldier’s father, Khizr Khan

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill naming a Virginia post office for fallen U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, whose Muslim father criticized the then-candidate in a 2016 Democratic National Convention speech.

The Daily Progress reports U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released a joint statement Friday night saying the president had signed the bill filed by Rep. Tom Garrett. 

Trump was roundly criticized for his response to a Democratic National Convention speech by the soldier’s father, Khizr Khan. 

Khizr Khan, the father of fallen U.S. Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan, is accompanied by his wife Ghazala speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Khan was 27 when he died in Iraq in 2004. He was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. 

He was the only University of Virginia alumnus killed in Iraq, according to a university plaque.

The Republican representative for Virginia’s 5th District plans to hold a ceremony for the Charlottesville post office before departing next month.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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