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.
Yes, You can Right Click on it and save it to your Computer!! Then pick a Folder to put it is IE.. MISC / VETERANS / SOLIDER'S / ARMY / NAVY / MARINE'S / COAST GUARD / ECT....
We have lost another of America's best. God bless and keep you sir.
I saw this photo in History Text Books, in elementary school. Made all little boys want to become sailors, and all little girls more than willing to welcome a sailor home.
God bless his soul and may he rest in peace.
Thank you sir for your service to our country.
God bless America!
I was 2 when that picture was taken , but I remember when I got older my mom still had that picture and I always thought it was such a romantic picture.....REST IN PEACE SIR AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE !