Cpl Kareem Khan

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Corporal Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan, 20, was held up by former Secretary of State Colin Powell as an example of how Muslims can be patriotic Americans and serve in the military.
Secretary Powell has said that Corporal Khan 'was 14 years old at the time of 9/11, and he waited until he could go serve his country, and he gave his life'.
Corporal Khan died on August 6 2007 in Baqouba, Iraq, along with four others when the house that they were clearing was destroyed by a blast.
He was born in Neptune, New Jersey and was a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
He also loved trips to Disneyworld and loved playing video games with his 12-year old stepsister, Aliya.
Corporal Khan enlisted straight after graduation and was sent to Iraq in July 2006, hoping to prove that not all Muslims were jihadist fanatics.
According to his obituary in the Newark Star-Ledger he had sent home pictures to his family of him player soccer with Iraqi children.
After his death his father, Feroze Khan said: 'His Muslim faith did not make him not want to go. It never stopped him. He looked at it that he's American and he has a job to do.'
Corporal Khan was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with traditional Islamic rites and a full military burial.

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