On this mission Lt. Carl Hess has his own unit.
He will hang with the crew on the USS Missouri, catch a ride with a pilot, and then land on a remote beach.
He is surviving his dream, after surviving so much more.
"It's amazing. It's a real honor to be able to be here and do all of this with all these people," said Carl.
"It's cool to see him excited. It's cool to see him smile again. He's ready for his survival mission for sure," said his dad.
Everything has been geared toward World War II, which is one of Carl's favorite subjects, including a 1943 jeep and a Stearman Bi-Plane.
His crew is part of a group of Marines that volunteered to make Carl's dream come true.