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Capt. Humayun Khan Honored for His Service, Sacrifice

Published May 2, 2017 in News

A new plaque mounted on the north wall of the Rotunda honors Capt. Humayun Khan, the lone UVA alumnus killed in the Iraq War. (Photos by Sanjay Suchak, University Communications)

By: Matt Kelly | University Communications

The University of Virginia paid tribute Tuesday to alumni lost in the Iraq war, mounting a plaque on the north wall of the Rotunda. The plaque carries a lone name, Capt. Humayun Khan, a 2000 psychology graduate killed in Baqubah, Iraq, on June 8, 2004.

The ceremony, which took place under a bright afternoon sun and a stiff breeze from the southwest, was attended by about 150 people, including Khan’s parents, Khizr and Ghazala, and his brothers Omer and Shaharyar, members of Khan’s ROTC class, cadets from the Cavalier Battalion and University officials including President Teresa A. Sullivan and the Lt. Col. Mark Houston, the current commander of the Cavalier Battalion.

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