A young graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, whose dream was to become a pilot, is being hailed a hero after he reportedly related crucial information about the identity of the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola shooter to first responders, despite having been shot several times, a family member revealed.What a loss.
Joshua Kaleb Watson, 23, was confirmed as one of the three victims who were killed Friday morning when Saudi national Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani opened fire on a flight training program for foreign military personnel, Adam Watson revealed in a Facebook post.
In an interview to air Sunday with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, Defense Secretary Mark Esper (a West Point graduate--Darren) said all three victims were Americans. Two were members of the U.S. Navy, a senior Pentagon official told Fox News.
“Today has been the worst day of my life. My youngest brother gave his life for his country in a senseless shooting,” Watson’s post read.
“After being shot multiple times he made it outside and told the first response team where the shooter was and those details were invaluable. He died a hero and we are beyond proud but there is a [hole] in our hearts that can never be filled,” he added.
Sunday, December 08, 2019
Heroes Come In All Types
Some of them are even Naval Academy graduates: