Senate approves resolution remembering 2019 Pensacola naval terrorist attack

Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson of Enterprise was one of three naval officers killed.
The attack, which occurred on December 6, 2019, was responsible for the deaths of 3 naval...
The attack, which occurred on December 6, 2019, was responsible for the deaths of 3 naval officers, including Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson of Enterprise (pictured center). The other two killed were Petty Officer Third Class Mohammed Sameh Haitham of St. Petersburg, Florida (pictured left) and Petty Officer Third Class Cameron Scott Walters of Richmond Hill, Georgia (pictured right).(WTVY)
Published: Dec. 7, 2022 at 10:05 AM CST
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVY) - A resolution that recognizes the third anniversary of a terrorist attack at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola was unanimously adopted in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

The attack, which occurred on December 6, 2019, was responsible for the deaths of 3 naval officers, including Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson of Enterprise. The other two killed were Petty Officer Third Class Mohammed Sameh Haitham of St. Petersburg, Florida and Petty Officer Third Class Cameron Scott Walters of Richmond Hill, Georgia.

In a press release regarding the adoption of the resolution by U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Watson was recognized for his bravery in directing the first response team to the shooter’s location, despite having been shot multiple times, helping save multiple lives.

“Ensign Watson’s courage and quick action saved countless lives on a tragic day for our military,” said Senator Tuberville. “He embodied the spirit of American heroism, standing tall in the face of terrorism to save others — even at the expense of his own life. We keep his memory alive by sharing his story of patriotism, service, and sacrifice.”

In addition to Tuberville, the resolution was a co-sponsored effort by Senators Richard Shelby (R-AL), Rick Scott (R-FL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jon Ossoff (D-GA), and Raphael Warnock (D-GA).

You can read the full resolution by clicking here.

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