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Sailor Pictured Kissing Nurse in Iconic World War II Photo Dies at 95

1 month ago   |   By Slate

The man who is pictured in one of the most iconic photos of the 20th Century has died. George Mendonsa, who was pictured kissing a nurse in Times Square at the end of World War II, had a seizure and fell in an assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island on Sunday, two days shy of his 96th birthday. Mendonsa for years claimed he was the sailor who was photographed on Aug. 14, 1945 by Alfred Eisenstaedt and published in Life as a scene from “V-J Day in Times Square.”
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Sailor in iconic Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

1 month ago   |   By The Morning Call

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95. Mendonsa fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years, his daughter, Sharon Molleur,...
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