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Mel’s Journey Back to Pearl Harbor


Series 1: Hear from Mel’s family

Hear from Mel’s family about their upcoming return to Ford Island, where Mel witnessed the USS Arizona sink, and how this wish of a lifetime honors Mel’s #LastingLegacy.


Series 2: Dispatch from Pearl Harbor

On December 7th, 1941, Mel Heckman was assigned to the fire station on Ford Island as part of a 24-hour rotation of duty when he saw one of the first bombs dropped on Pearl Harbor. Here’s a look into what Mel did on his trip in part 2 of our 3-part series on his incredible Wish of a Lifetime.


Series 3: Mission Accomplished

Witness the final chapter in Mel’s journey back to Pearl Harbor. His story has been passed down through four generations of family and to have them in Pearl Harbor with him is to know his story and legacy will live on. Hear from them and Mel about the impact of this Wish come true.

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