Last Friday, an attacker perpetrated a mass shooting at Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. The gunman killed three young men and injured many others.
The three young men died when they were trying to save the lives of many other people during the shooting.
Victims and heroes
The names of these young men who boldy died trying to stop the attacker are:
Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, 23, from Coffee, Alabama.
Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters, 21, of Richmond Hill, Georgia.
Airman Mohammed Sameh Haitham,19, from St. Petersburg, Florida.
Their bodies were flown Sunday to Dover Air Force Base, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said.
Anthony Snead Haitham’s high school coach told The Washington Post that Haitham had just recently renewed his commitment to Christ and had begun attending church with a fellow classmate.
Snead said he was proud of Haitham for that renewed faith commitment, and for the strong work ethic that he developed as he grew up.
Besides, Snead said Haitham told him he was not sure about his life. But he was sure that he wanted to be a positive influence.
“He didn’t want to be somebody who was going to coast,” Snead said. “He wanted to be someone who was going to be a positive influence. And he worked like it.”
“He died a hero and we are beyond proud, but there is a hole in our hearts that can never be filled,” one of the victims’ relatives said.
After the shhoting, a sheriff’s deputy killed the gunman, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, 21.
Source: CBN News/NBC News