U-Va. hon­ors sol­dier who died in Iraq

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - — Martin Weil

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.

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