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Legislative Mistake Leads to Post Office Mix-Up in Charlottesville

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Virginia senators are fixing a mix-up at a Charlottesville post office. Virginia senators are fixing a mix-up at a Charlottesville post office.
The post office was supposed to be named after Humayun Kahn, a UVA grad who was killed in the Iraq War. The post office was supposed to be named after Humayun Kahn, a UVA grad who was killed in the Iraq War.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

Virginia senators are trying to fix a postal mix-up in Charlottesville.

The Barracks Road Shopping Center post office was supposed to get a name change to honor Captain Humayun Khan, who was the only University of Virginia graduate killed in action during the Iraq War. Instead, the bill President Trump signed designated a UVA contract postal unit as the site.

Former 5th District Representative Tom Garrett amended his bill after realizing the mistake, but not before House of Representatives staff members put the initial bill up for vote.

A legislative change is now being worked on to correct the location.