Houston's WWII sailor in famous kissing photo dies at 86

By Craig Hlavaty | March 14, 2014 | Updated: March 14, 2014 8:00pm

  • Glenn carried this photograph around for quite a while and a friend, Lloyd Sullivan, restored the photograph taking hours to make sure he did not harm the signatures. The signatures included Dale Ernhardt, Richard Petty, Kyle Petty, and Bobby Allison, whom McDuffie had all befriended. (Photos courtesy of Rene Armstrong)

Glenn Edward McDuffie, the young sailor from Houston who can be seen in one of the most iconic photos from the end of World War II, has died, according to family members.

The Navy veteran was 86.

McDuffie was 18 when he said he was captured in the famous kiss photo with nurse Edith Shain.

“I heard someone running and stopping right in front of us. I raised my head up, and it was a photographer,” McDuffie told the Houston Chronicle in 2007. “I tried to get my hand out of the way so I wouldn’t block her face, and I kissed her just long enough for him to take the picture.”

McDuffie collaborated with Houston Police Department’s forensic artist, Lois Gibson, in 2007 to prove that he was the sailor sharing that lusty kiss with Shain in Times Square on Aug. 14, 1945. The kiss was captured by famous Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt on V-J Day.

Eisenstaedt's famous photo is currently on view in the exhibit "Made for Magazines: Iconic 20th Century Photographs" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.



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Believe it or not I fully remember seeing this photo in the local news papers!  That was a great celebration back when America was "all" American, where we worshipped God, country, Constitution!     How do you like the change so far?     Have you learned how to salute Herr Comrade Communist Dictator Obama yet?

During McDuffie's time during WWII, little did they know that there would be a segmet of the  American population who would not preserve the freedoms they fought for, but instead would slowly undermind the principles of the Constitution by deceit under the guise of "Helping the people," political correctness, "Tolerance,"  and "Diversity."  When all of the goals of the 1960 American Communist Party Manifesto were accomplished by the "Progressives," Barack Obama made his appearance via manipulation and cheating.   Barack Obama was manipulated into office as the President to strike the final blow against a free society, all in the name of "helping" the people.  Evil and stupidity will always be with any society on this Planet.  In our Country, evil, stupidity, and deceit are mostly represented by the Socialist Democrat Party of irrational dreamers seeking that perfect Socialist Utopia.  It's like a mental illness being played out.

Well said, I duplicate everything you say, I must agree.  If suffering is an indication of mental illness then Obama has certainly put on the track.  Thank you Douglas...Semper Fi Nam 66-67

A better time. We knew our enemies.

Jerry, thank you for your service. I'm certain Glenn is getting a warm welcome in the great beyond where no war memorials are needed.

R.I.P. and Thank You for your service!

Rest easy in God's loving arms Sir, Semper Fidelis.


Thank you, Glenn.

God Bless Him HERO!! Thank so Much Service  always VETERANS!! 

Really touching, cool picture ma'am.

Kristi, may I repost your picture on my Ohio OAS State Group forums? The vast majority of my members are Veterans and many nearly that age.

Bev Grau

Ohio OAS State Leader

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Angry Dem Impeachment ‘Witness’: Pam Karlan Donated Thousands To Hillary And Was On Clinton’s List For Potential SCOTUS Nomination

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The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, kicked off its first impeachment circus Wednesday morning.

The four ‘witnesses’ testifying have never actually witnessed any of Trump’s dealings with Ukraine firsthand — the four witnesses are law professors offering legal analysis.

One of the witnesses the Dems rolled out is an angry Hillary Clinton donor who was on Crooked’s list for a potential Supreme Court nomination.

No wonder why this unhinged, dowdy woman is so pissed off!

“Professor Pam Karlan donated thousands of dollars to Democrats and was on Hillary Clinton’s list for a potential Supreme Court nomination. So she certainly has no vendetta against President Trump,” GOP Rep. Mark Walker said.

Congressman Walker also pointed out that Noah Feldman, the Dems first partisan witness in Wednesday’s hearing tweeted about impeaching Trump right after he was sworn in.

Rep. Mark Walker   RepMarkWalker

Meet Noah Feldman, House Democrats first partisan witness.

Look at the date of this tweet. He has been trying to get @realDonaldTrump impeached since 46 days into his presidency.

His reason? Trump criticized President Obama.

This is a sham impeachment with sham witnesses. https://twitter.com/NoahRFeldman/status/839185127494254592 

Noah Feldman @NoahRFeldman

Trump's wiretap tweets raise risk of impeachment http://bv.ms/2mY1ueX  via @BV

Rep. Mark Walker   RepMarkWalker

The next witness, Karlan, has donated thousands to Democrats and was on Hillary Clinton’s list for a potential Supreme Court nomination.

So she certainly has no vendetta against @realDonaldTrump.

These witnesses are as serious as House Democrats impeachment case: not at all.

The entire sham show trial is stacked with partisan hacks who have wanted to impeach Trump from the moment he won in November of 2016.

Norm Eisen, the Democrats’ counsel who is blasting Trump and questioning witnesses in Wednesday’s show trial, tweeted about impeaching Trump before Donald Trump was even sworn into office!

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