Navy Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, 23, was fatally shot Dec. 6, 2019, at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida.
Joshua Kaleb Watson was shot five times in Pensacola, Florida. He managed to escape the building where the shooter had gone on a rampage and, with his last breath, gave law enforcement the information they needed to bring the horror to an end.
Watson had come out of the Naval Academy and spent years learning how to defend himself with a firearm. But he was a sitting duck in Pensacola because of the military’s policy of disarming servicemen stationed in the U.S.
His family is asking why.
In the words of his brother Adam: “If we’re going to ask these young men and women to stand watch for our country, they need the opportunity to defend themselves. This isn’t the first time this happened and, if we don’t change something, it won’t be the last.”
“He lost his life because he wasn’t ... able to defend himself,” echoed Joshua’s mother, Sheila.
This is truly sad. Servicemen are trained to protect and fight for our country in other countries but are limited here in America.
What are your thoughts?