Government and Politics
December 7, 2022
Senate Approves Tuberville Resolution Remembering 2019 Terrorist Attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola
WASHINGTON — Yesterday evening, the U.S. Senate unanimously adopted a resolution sponsored by Senator Tuberville recognizing the third 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’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.”
Joining Senator Tuberville in sponsoring the resolution are U.S. Senators Rick Scott (R-FL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Richard Shelby (R-AL), Jon Ossoff (D-GA), and Raphael Warnock (D-GA).
Read the resolution here.