Senate Approves Resolution Remembering Victims of 2019 Terrorist Attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola

Victims include Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson of Enterprise

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the Senate approved a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Tommy Tuberville, Rick Scott (R-FL),  Marco Rubio (R-FL), Katie Britt (R-AL), Jon Ossoff (D-GA), and Raphael Warnock (D-GA), recognizing the fourth anniversary of the December 6, 2019, terrorist attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola.  Twenty-three-year-old Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, an Enterprise, Alabama native, was among the three who lost their lives when a Saudi Arabian pilot opened fire at the base. Despite being shot multiple times, Ensign Watson directed the first response team to the shooter’s location, helping save countless lives. 

“Ensign Watson embodied the spirit of American heroism, standing tall in the face of terrorism to save others — even at the expense of his own life,” said Senator Tuberville. “His courage and quick action saved countless lives on a tragic day for our nation. Today, we pray for his family, friends, and fellow soldiers who still grieve the absence of a life taken too soon.  We will continue to share Joshua Kaleb Watson’sstory of patriotism, service, and sacrifice, to ensure his memory lives on forever.”

Read the resolution here.

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.