Saturday, December 7, 2019

Family identifies NAS victim

One of the three victims killed by a Saudi gunman at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., on Friday has been identified by his family. Joshua Kaleb Watson, 23, of Enterprise, Ala., graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis this year and arrived in Pensacola two weeks ago for flight training. In a tribute on Facebook, Adam Watson wrote that his brother saved lives by giving up his own. Watson was shot multiple times but made his way outside to tell first responders where the shooter was. "He died a hero and we are beyond proud but there is a hole in our hearts that can never be filled,” wrote the brother. The assault, which is being investigated as possibly terror-related, ended when a sheriff's deputy killed the gunman, identified as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a second lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force. (Sources: Daily Mail, Reuters, 12/07/19) Previous