Over one year in the making and more than 40 hours of video - this documentary chronicles a few of the remaining Pensacola, Florida Pearl Harbor survivors on their emotional journey to Pearl Harbor for "One Last Goodbye."
Release Date: Dec. 7th, 2012.
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Pearl Harbor, One Last Goodbye has been accepted into the Central Florida Film Festival, August 30-Sept 1, 2013.
George F. Mills, a Pearl Harbor Survivor, veteran of WWII and member of “The Greatest Generation” died December 26, 2012 in a Hospice facility in Pensacola, FL at the age of 92.
Mr Mills will join his beloved Roni, who was also a Pearl Harbor survivor at Barrancas National Cemetary aboard Pensacola, NAS. Full military honors will be bestowed. Date to be announced.
After serving 7 years in the US Navy, Mr. Mills had a distinguished 30 year civil service career with the US Air Force.
There are approximately only 1.5 million veterans remaining of the 16 million who served our nation in World War II. The current estimate of living Pearl Harbor survivors is less than 2500.
At 86 years old, George and Holly Shelton met in his retirement home when he walked into her yoga class, grabbed a mat and began to do yoga with a group of “old” ladies dressed in pink.
Holly and George developed a close friendship in which Holly ultimately became his healthcare advocate. Holly's husband Don Snowden also became a close friend to George. Both Holly and Don cared for George daily in the last few weeks of his life.
Holly had encouraged George to take an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in 2009. That one day to D.C. changed George's life. Over lunch one day, George told Holly that if he was still alive in December 2011 for the 70th Remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor, he wanted to go back to Pearl to say “one last goodbye” to his friends who died at Pearl and throughout WWII.
Mr. Mills was very much alive and in relatively good health at the age of 90 in the summer of 2011. Holly Shelton began a fund raising and awareness campaign to take George and other Pensacola area Pearl Harbor Survivors back to Pearl for the last official Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Remembrance in December 2011. The association disbanded as of December 31, 2012 due to the ages of the survivors.
George was able to go to his 1010 dock where his ship the USS Argonne (AS-10) was stationed on December 7, 1941. This is where Mr. Mills witnessed the horrors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. George was able to say his emotional “One Last Goodbye”.
Ms. Shelton invited a documentary crew to Hawaii for this historic return. Over a 14 month time period a documentary was produced Watkins Productions. A private Premiere was held December 6, 2012 in which Mr. Mills attended and was able to view the documentary “Pearl Harbor, One Last Goodbye” which was produced based on George's desire to return to Pearl to honor his fallen comrades.
The documentary was released to the public December 7, 2012.