June 11 2004 @ 07:54 AM HST
Khan did not live to see that outcome.
Department of Defense announced the 27-year-old was killed Tuesday in
who lived in Bristow, is the 20th Virginian to die in
of running, he stood foward to the oncoming taxi to prevent it from going
inside," said Shahrayar Khan, who is 11 months older than his brother.
"Even being in
Flowers and condolences have been arriving at Khan's family home since Wednesday.
family says Khan was originally scheduled to be home by now, but his stay in
"I told him, 'Be safe, please be safe for me.' He said, 'Mother, I am safe. I just have a responsibility for my soldiers,'" said Gazala Khan, Humayun's mother.
His youngest brother describes Khan as a gregarious man who loved basketball.
both American and Muslim, his family says Humayun was well liked in
body is at Dover Air Force Base. His family says he will be buried next week at
Comments by Sgt Richard L. Dxon:
Dear Fellow Brothers & Sisters In Arms:
just want to say God bless you and your contributions to our great country. I am
saddened by the backlash against Patriotic Arab-Americans since 9/11. As an
African-American I can relate to the prejudice that you have experienced. Yet
even being sting by the evil ravages of racism, I can hold my head up high and
say that I have served my country honorably and with distinction. There is no
greater country in the world than these blessed states of
Richard L. Dixon
US Army from August of 1984-August 1990.
P.S. I am pasting a posting from the American Muslim Armed Forces And Veteran Affairs Council
It deals with the heroic actions of a Muslim American who gave his life in Iraqi to save his unit while fending off a suicide bomber. His story belongs here on your site. He gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we and the Iraqi people could be free.
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