Remebering Captain Khan

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  1. cb7893

    cb7893 5-Year Member

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    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...er-in-iraq-the-khan-family-is-our-family.html

    I started this as a new thread so as not to attach it to anything related to the Presidential Election...if that's possible.

    There have been numerous threads on SAF remembering the loss of Servicemen and Servicewomen. I believe Capt. Khan along with all the others deserves the same.

    No parent wants his/her twentysomething year old son or daughter remembered posthumously, but I can't help thinking about my own butterbar DS. Capt. Khan set a good example, that any parent would be proud of and any Military Officer could emulate.

    IMHO, "Leadership" is one of the most overused words in today's language. I can't even define it, but I know it when I see it. I see it in Capt. Khan.
     
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    I agree, no political statements here. I found Capt. Khan's story compelling and inspiring, but as a parent... an example of our worst nightmare. He graduated University of Virginia (Army ROTC) and entered the Army with the intention of serving and then returning to Law School so he could become a JAG officer. I found this article online that speaks volumes about his leadership style:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...er-in-iraq-the-khan-family-is-our-family.html
     
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    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    May he rest in peace.

    "Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices." President Harry S. Truman
     
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    AF6872 10-Year Member

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    All I can say is God bless all who volunteer to serve no matter what their religion. They are all heroes.
     
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