Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry, Fort Benning, Ga.
Incident: Army 1st Lt. Mohsin A. Naqvi died Sept. 17 in Gerdia Seria, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Sgt. Joshua W. Harris, Capt. Bruce E. Hays and Staff Sgt. Jason A. Vazquez.
Died: September 17, 2008
Family recalls soldier’s patriotism, loyalty
By Greg Marano Poughkeepsie Journal
WAPPINGERS FALLS — Nazar Naqvi’s son was not a Muslim soldier. He was a soldier who was a Muslim.
“First he was American,” he said of his son, Mohsin. “Then he was Muslim.”
The regular Friday prayer service at the Mid-Hudson Islamic Association on All Angels Hill Road paid special tribute Friday to Mohsin Naqvi, 26, of Newburgh, a second lieutenant with the U.S. Army.
He was among a group of five soldiers killed while on patrol in Afghanistan Wednesday. He leaves behind a 20-year-old wife, Raazia.
After Friday’s regular service, mosque members comforted Mohsin’s brother and father, and an imam led an informal prayer service specifically for the soldier.
Mohsin Naqvi had served a tour in Iraq before being deployed to Afghanistan, and family members said his Muslim…