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Post Office Named for Army Captain Humayun Khan

The family of the late Humayun Khan gathered Monday to celebrate his service.
The family of the late Humayun Khan gathered Monday to celebrate his service. (Photo: Hawes Spencer)

On what would have been his birthday, the late Army Captain Humayun Khan, a graduate of the University of Virginia killed by a car bomb in Iraq, was remembered Monday by the naming of a Charlottesville post office in his honor.

Born in the U.A.E. to Pakistani parents, Khan was a Muslim-American-- lauded by Senator Tim Kaine:

"This great American, this great soldier, this great officer, this great UVA grad, this great person."

The Army says that Khan saw a suspicious car at a security checkpoint, told his mates to seek cover, and died when the car exploded.

"He lost his life trying to save others."

His father is Khizr Khan, known for once challenging Donald Trump over the contents of the United States Constitution.

"What makes this nation great is the spirit of public service among all of its citizens, regardless of our political affiliations."

Khan would have been 43 on Monday.

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