From left to right, Cameraman David Shanahan, Lt. Col. Mel Pollack US. Air Force (retired), Producer/Director Louis F Molina, during the production of "Fast Forward — Mach 2”
This is the story of Lt. Col. Melvin Pollack, US Air Force (retired) who was shot down in his F-4 Phantom fighter during his 78th. combat mission in North Viet Nam. He spent 2068 days as a POW in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" prison. After retiring to civilian life, he joined the non profit organization Vets Helping Heroes, where he is the president, replacing the founder Irwin Stovroff.
Despite extremely heavy antiaircraft artillery fire, and with complete disregard for his personal safety, Lieutenant Pollack led his flight in a precision attack on the target. Through his skill and courage, all of the flight's ordnance was delivered on target.