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Muslim Gold Star Dad To Trump: Have You Read The Constitution?
The father of a Muslim soldier who died serving in Iraq slammed Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims and offered to share his copy of the Constitution with the Republican nominee.
“Hillary Clinton was right when she called my son the best of America,” Khizr Khan said in one of the convention’s more emotional moments Thursday night. “If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America.”
Calling himself a “patriotic American Muslim,” Kahn spoke directly to Trump.
“Have you even read the U.S. Constitution?” he asked, pulling out a pocket edition. “I will gladly lend you my copy.”
Kahn then called on Muslim Americans and all immigrants to vote.
“On Election Day, take the time to get out and vote and vote for the strongest, most qualified candidate, Hillary Clinton,” he said.
Humayun Kahn was 27 and a captain in the Army when saw a suspicious vehicle approaching his troops in Iraq. He told his fellow soldiers to get back but he took 10 steps toward before the car exploded. Kahn was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart posthumously.
“Tonight we are honored to stand here as parents of Captain Humayun Kahn and as patriotic American Muslims,” said Khizr Kahn. “As Patriotic American Muslims with undivided Loyalty to our country.”
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Two airmen from Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, were killed on Thursday when two T-38 Talon training aircraft crashed during training mission, according to a message posted on the base's Facebook age.
The two airmen's names are being withheld pending next of kin notification.
A total of four airmen were onboard the aircraft at the time of the incident, base officials had previously announced.
The medical conditions for the other two people involved in the crash was not immediately known.
An investigation will be launched to determine the cause of the crash.
Emergency responders from Vance Air Force Base are at the crash scene to treat casualties and help with recovery efforts.
Read the entire message below:
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Two Vance Air Force Base Airmen were killed in an aircraft mishap at approximately 9:10 a.m. today.
At the time of the accident, the aircraft were performing a training mission.
Vance emergency response personnel are on scene to treat casualties and assist in recovery efforts.
Names of the deceased will be withheld pending next of kin notification.
A safety investigation team will investigate the incident.
Additional details will be provided as information becomes available. #VanceUpdates.
This is a breaking news story. It will be updated as more information is released.
The commander of the Marine Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment has been relieved over a loss of "trust and confidence in his ability to lead" amid an investigation into his conduct, a Corps official told Task & Purpose on Thursday.
Col. Lawrence F. Miller was removed from his post on Thursday morning and replaced with his executive officer, Lt. Col. Larry Coleman, who will serve as interim commander of the Quantico, Virginia based unit.
President Donald Trump has nixed any effort by the Navy to excommunicate Eddie Gallagher from the SEAL community.
"The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher's Trident Pin," the president tweeted on Thursday. "This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get back to business!"
In an ideal world, Thanksgiving is spent at the dining room table, surrounded by beloved family, close friends, and good food. For U.S. service members, it's occasionally spent in the shit.
The Army has identified the two soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday as 33-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle, and 25-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr.