Navy Identifies Three Sailors Killed In NAS Pensacola Shooting

December 8, 2019

The Navy has identified the three sailors that died during the shooting Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

They are:

-Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, Student, Naval Aviation Schools Command, 23, from Coffee, Alabama
-Airman Mohammed Sameh Haitham, Student, Naval Aviation Schools Command, 19, from St. Petersburg, Florida
-Airmen Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters, Student, Naval Aviation Schools Command, 21, from Richmond Hill, Georgia

“The sorrow from the tragic event on NAS Pensacola will have a lasting impact on our installation and community,” said Capt. Tim Kinsella, commanding officer, NAS Pensacola. “We feel the loss profoundly and grieve with the family and friends of the deceased. The Sailors that lost their lives in the line of duty and showed exceptional heroism and bravery in the face of evil. When confronted, they didn’t run from danger; they ran towards it and saved lives. If not for their actions, and the actions of the Naval Security Force that were the first responders on the scene, this incident could have been far worse.”

The installation is now open to mission essential personnel only through the weekend. Families who live on base will have access to the base and their residences. The National Naval Aviation Museum is closed until further notice. The Barrancas National Cemetery is closed to visitors until further notice.

Pictured above: Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson. Pictured below: Airman Mohammed Sameh Haitham.


13 Responses to “Navy Identifies Three Sailors Killed In NAS Pensacola Shooting”

  1. Paula Saunders on December 8th, 2019 12:28 pm

    Such a tragedy. I feel bad for their families. I wish we could figure out how this could of happen. The killer does not represent everyone in Saudis Arabia but it appears there are factions in their society that hate us. If students from Saudi can not be vetted to be considered safe, 0we need to take a more indept look into our acceptance of Saudi Arabians for training.

  2. Matchbox on December 8th, 2019 12:23 pm

    Joshua Watson was from Enterprise Alabama which is located in Coffee county

  3. Michelle on December 8th, 2019 12:18 pm

    Prayers for peace and comfort of these families and for the strength of our community and our nation as we work through this tragedy.

  4. Jordan on December 8th, 2019 11:41 am

    I know not all Muslim people are bad; but I am concerned about the dinner party that the low life scum had – was he training the others to do the same thing.

    Also, why were the others videotaping the shooting.

    But what I am totally concerned about is that (at last that I heard) not ALL of the other students have been accounted for – where are they and what are they doing?

  5. EMD on December 8th, 2019 10:05 am

    So sad. I so much hope that our government will STOP training and arming people that mean us harm. We are NOT the police for the world. They also need to understand religions that promote violence and use alternate meanings for words. Ones that also lie and mean to take over the world. People need to educate themselves. Not hate, but educate.

  6. Rational on December 8th, 2019 9:40 am

    RIP, only the good die young.

  7. Kimona Mitchell on December 8th, 2019 9:28 am

    Mohammed used to be one of my classmates in high school! I will miss him dearly because he wasn’t only a friend, he was like family to me…. I will miss him very much! Rest In Peace Mo!

  8. Brenda on December 8th, 2019 9:09 am

    Sorry they were so young doing what they liked. May God be with the families nice looking young men.

  9. ELW on December 8th, 2019 7:38 am

    God bless the families. Such a terrible loss of life.

  10. Mark on December 8th, 2019 2:56 am

    If the investigators really get down and dig deep into this 1, they will find something much bigger than “another random psycho with a gun”. The 911 pilots were Saudis trained here. This was a trail run to see how we would react. In order to prevent what may be next , they need to uncover everything about this case and more.

  11. Sandy on December 8th, 2019 1:27 am

    I hope each and everyone of the servicemen and LEO are honored even if it’s in memory of their heroic efforts
    I hope Pensacola steps up and does something special to honor these 3 that were tragically gunned down

  12. Heba on December 8th, 2019 12:32 am


  13. cmac on December 7th, 2019 11:38 pm

    May God Bless you all (AMEN)

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