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Trump signs bill naming post office for Army captain Khan

December 24, 2018
FILE- In this July 28, 2016, file photo, Khizr Khan, father of fallen U.S. Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan, accompanied by his wife Ghazala speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. President Donald Trump signed into law a bill naming a Virginia post office for Humayun Khan, whose father criticized the then-candidate in a 2016 Democratic National Convention speech. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill naming a Virginia post office for fallen U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, whose 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 had been roundly criticized for his response to Khizr Khan’s speech.

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.

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Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com