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Trump signs bill calling post office for Humayun Khan



The Act designates a US Postal Service facility in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Captain Humayun Khan Post Office. There follows an extensive controversy from the summer before Trump's victory.

Khizr Khan, the father of the deceased captain, delivered a fiery speech alongside his wife at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, criticizing the then Republican presidential candidate. At the time, Trump was vigorously responding to the Gold Star family, falsely suggesting that his wife Ghazala Khan might not be allowed to "speak", and urging Khizr Khan's claims about the candidate.
In a statement, Trump claimed that Khan was "a hero for our country."
  ARLINGTON, VA - AUGUST 1[ads1]: The tomb of Muslim-American, US Army Captain Humayun Khan is shown on August 1, 2016 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Khan was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. (Photo by Mark Wilson / Getty Images)

The bill signed by Trump on Friday and more than two years away from the controversy was introduced by Retired Rep. Tom Garrett of Virginia Republican. Both chambers of the congress insisted unanimously.

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both Democrats from Virginia, welcomed the law in a joint statement.

"By dedicating this post office, we show the Khan family that we are forever grateful for his service and sacrifice to our country," it says in its statement.

27-year-old Humayun Khan oversaw soldiers in Iraq on June 8, 2004, when he was killed. He received posthumously a bronze star and a purple heart.

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