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Senators Kaine and Warner Voice Support of Bill to Rename Charlottesville Post Office

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RICHMOND, Va. (WVIR) -

U.S. senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner are voicing their to support to rename a Charlottesville post office in honor of a University of Virginia graduate who died while serving overseas.

On Monday, December 3, the pair sent a letter in support of a bill passed in the House last week that would rename the post office in the Barracks Road Shopping Center after Army Captain Humayun Khan.

Khan graduated from UVA in 2000 and was later killed while serving in Iraq in 2004.

The senators said that the renaming would “honor his memory and service to his nation.”


Press Release from Senator Tim Kaine:

As you may have seen, the House passed a bill to rename a Charlottesville post office after Captain Humayun Khan who was killed by an IED in 2004 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Today, Senators Warner and Kaine sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs voicing their support for renaming the post office the “Captain Humayun Khan Post Office.”

The Senators said, “Naming this post office after Captain Khan would honor his memory and service to his nation. We are proud to offer our support for this bill, and appreciate your consideration of this legislation.”

You can read the full letter below or here:

Dear Chairman Johnson and Ranking Member McCaskill:

We write in support of H.R. 3184, a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 180 McCormick Road in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the “Captain Humayun Khan Post Office”.

U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan was born on September 9, 1976, and died on June 8, 2004, while in service to his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was killed by an improvised explosive device outside of his base in Baqubah, Iraq. His efforts that morning saved the lives of more than a hundred soldiers. Captain Khan was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart and was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

Naming this post office after Captain Khan would honor his memory and service to his nation. We are proud to offer our support for this bill, and appreciate your consideration of this legislation. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Russel Wade at Russel_Wade@kaine.senate.gov or Lauren Marshall at Lauren_Marshall@warner.senate.gov.