On March 24, 1954, Littleton Independent editor Edwin Bemis visited the US Marine Air Base at Kaneohe, Hawaii. Here, he is pictured holding a Littleton-made Heckethorn (HECO) rocket-propelled grenade. HECO made projectiles during WWII and the Korean War, but also made other machined items, like lawn sprinklers, military medals, and shock absorbers. In 1957, HECO moved their offices to Dyersburg, Tennessee, ending their long tenure in Littleton.
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(From the collection of the Littleton Museum. May not be reproduced in any form without permission from the Littleton Museum.)