President Donald Trump has signed a bill naming a post office in Charlottesville, Virginia, for Capt. Humayun Khan, the soldier killed in action whose family Trump sparred with during the 2016 presidential campaign, CNN reported Tuesday.
Khizr Khan, the late captain's father, delivered an emotional speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, alongside his wife, in which he criticized the then-Republican presidential nominee for proposing Muslims be barred from entering the country, questioning whether Trump had actually ever read the Constitution.
At the time, Trump struck back forcefully at the Gold Star family, questioning why his wife, Ghazala Khan, only stood by his side during the speech and did not say anything, suggesting incorrectly she might not have been "allowed" to speak.
The bill Trump signed into law was introduced by retiring Rep. Tom Garrett, R-Va. It passed both chambers of Congress by unanimous consent.
Capt. Humayun Khan was a University of Virginia graduate, and his father said his son always said coming there "was the best decision he made," according to The Daily Progress.
Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., praised the honor in a joint statement, saying his actions had saved the lives of some 100 soldiers and "Capt. Khan is revered not only in Charlottesville, but across the nation. With the dedication of this post office, we're showing the Khan family that we're forever grateful for his service and sacrifice for our country."
Khan, who was 27, was overseeing soldiers June 8, 2004, in Iraq when he was killed. He was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart posthumously.
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