U-Va. honors soldier who died in Iraq
The University of Virginia has mounted a plaque on the wall of the Rotunda to honor a graduate and Army officer who was killed by a car bomb in Iraq in 2004.
The plaque, mounted last week, honors Capt. Humayun Khan, who graduated in 2000 and was an ROTC member. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Khan’s parents and two brothers attended the ceremony.
Khan’s father, Khizr M. Khan, drew national attention for a speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention criticizing then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s rhetoric on Muslims.