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Houston's WWII sailor in famous kissing photo dies at 86
Houston Chronicle ^ | 3-14-14 | Craig Hlavaty

Posted on 03/14/2014 6:04:18 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

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.

Gibson said when she first met McDuffie that he was frustrated at not being acknowledged as the sailor in the photo.

Gibson, who has done numerous reconstructions of crime victims’ faces using only a skull, carefully studied the bone structure of all 11 men who claimed to be the sailor before concluding the man in the photo was McDuffie.

After taking precise measurements of McDuffie’s wrists, knuckles, arms, forehead and ears, Gibson compared them to enlargements of the famous photo. To replicate the image, Gibson had McDuffie pose embracing a pillow, a substitute for the nurse.

She said Friday that McDuffie didn’t want a real-life stand in for the nurse.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Military/Veterans; Science
KEYWORDS: 2014obituaries; eisenstadt; glennedwardmcduffie; glennmcduffie; houston; nurse; obituary; photo; usnavy; veteran; ww2

1 posted on 03/14/2014 6:04:18 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Today, he would have been hauled before a military court for sexual assault. Returning military troops would be herded into auditoriums and forced to listen to mandatory lecture by feminist leaders.


2 posted on 03/14/2014 6:06:12 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

3 posted on 03/14/2014 6:06:58 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SkyPilot

today....the woman in the photo,,,might not be a woman at all....and that would be FINE with the PEE CEE crowd!

of course the man in the photo wouldnt have been the guy....in the older photo..or anyone like him...


4 posted on 03/14/2014 6:09:56 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: SkyPilot
Exactly what I was going to say. If he did that today, this morning, right now we'd be watching Gloria Allred - the female pimp posing as a lawyer - holding a press conference demanding money justice from the military.
5 posted on 03/14/2014 6:10:11 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Over the years there have been many who claim to be the sailor in the photo ... as well as many who claim to be the women.

Whether he is or isn’t the pictured sailor, I thank him for his service and bid him “fair winds and following seas” for eternity.


6 posted on 03/14/2014 6:10:24 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This has to be the photo of the century, hands down.


7 posted on 03/14/2014 6:11:12 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SkyPilot
Today, he would have been hauled before a military court for sexual assault.

Nah, it'd be OK, as long as it was a homo kiss.

8 posted on 03/14/2014 6:13:11 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My Mother’s maiden name was McDuffie. It is actually a fairly rare name tho a bunch of names were derived from McDuffie, such as McAfee, McPhee, Mcfie, and a lot of others.

That clan originated on the island of Colonsay in the inner Hebrides.


9 posted on 03/14/2014 6:14:31 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

RIP.


10 posted on 03/14/2014 6:16:08 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: doc1019

Agreed.


11 posted on 03/14/2014 6:18:15 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
My wife and I doing our imitation...

The thing that tickled me was the little kid who looked completely puzzled under the statue..."What are they doing?"

12 posted on 03/14/2014 6:19:29 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: fwdude

I always loved that photo. When I was a kid, I thought it was my mom and dad kissing...:)


13 posted on 03/14/2014 6:21:07 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“If he did that today, this morning, right now we’d be watching Gloria Allred - “

Or Atty.Wendy Murphy,a despicable human being.

.


14 posted on 03/14/2014 6:21:23 PM PDT by Mears
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Iconic photo taken in a country that no longer exists.


15 posted on 03/14/2014 6:24:44 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Props to this military dude


16 posted on 03/14/2014 6:26:03 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: fwdude
This has to be the photo of the century, hands down.

I think it is next to the flag raising on Iwo Jima.

17 posted on 03/14/2014 6:27:27 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Dagnabitt
Iconic photo taken in a country that no longer exists.

You couldn't be more right.

18 posted on 03/14/2014 6:29:43 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: rlmorel

You are so cute!


19 posted on 03/14/2014 6:30:54 PM PDT by bimboeruption ("We Recognize No Sovereign But God, And No King But Jesus!" - John Adams & John Hancock)
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To: rlmorel

Where was that one taken? I have seen another statue just like that one in a little town in Italy


20 posted on 03/14/2014 6:32:17 PM PDT by barmag25 (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? NO!!!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

You Tube SingAlong - Gloria Is a Media Whore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N49obtE2YrY


21 posted on 03/14/2014 6:37:55 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A beautiful photo with a beautiful human being..RIP and thank you for your service to this country


22 posted on 03/14/2014 6:47:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: barmag25

That was near the USS Midway in San Diego...:)


23 posted on 03/14/2014 6:54:43 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: bimboeruption

My wife sometimes says that, but usually only when she is really trying to tease me.


24 posted on 03/14/2014 6:55:49 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: MeshugeMikey
FINE with the PEE CEE crowd!

They spoofed it pretty effectively in the Watchmen graphic novel/movie. Not to everyone's taste of course -- I'm not Liberal on the topic, but I am a comic book geek. In the movie, the sailor misses his chance and walks past quite obliviously while the nurse is grabbed by the costimed heroine Silhouette. Not long after, the nurse and Silhouette are murdered by someone who leaves "Lesbian Whores" scrawled on the wall over their bodies.

25 posted on 03/14/2014 6:58:34 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Farewell to an American Historical Icon.


26 posted on 03/14/2014 7:06:01 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

RIP Navy Hero.


27 posted on 03/14/2014 7:14:57 PM PDT by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: rlmorel

Thank you for your service! And for giving me an idea.

My wife has her braces off in a couple months. We’re sixtysomethings and this will be the best way to celebrate.

;^)


28 posted on 03/14/2014 7:19:16 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Dagnabitt
How true, we have gone to a place on the far side of the moon. What have they done to our country?
29 posted on 03/14/2014 8:01:19 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: doug from upland
*snickering!*

30 posted on 03/14/2014 8:39:24 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: elcid1970

You bet! Ahhh. I read a list one time that said the single most important thing to being happy in life is marrying the right person.

I think I agree with that...:)


31 posted on 03/14/2014 8:40:29 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; ...

Active Duty/Retiree ping.


32 posted on 03/14/2014 8:42:50 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: doug from upland
I'd pick E) ..run away LOL!

33 posted on 03/14/2014 8:46:04 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: luvbach1

The photo of the century was that of the Serbian assassin Princip killing archduke Ferdinand in Serajevo.

That event marked the rest of the 20th century and everything thereafter.


34 posted on 03/14/2014 9:02:59 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The forensic artist said he used to sign the pictures for $10 piece and he’d make at least $200 a hour. She said he got to fly first class for free and got free motel rooms all over the country. And women would want to kiss him. He’d let them kiss him on the cheek. He told her the kiss with the nurse didn’t have any tongue, but it was wet! Ha!


35 posted on 03/14/2014 9:32:33 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: ClearCase_guy
They spoofed it pretty effectively in the Watchmen graphic novel/movie. Not to everyone's taste of course -- I'm not Liberal on the topic, but I am a comic book geek. In the movie, the sailor misses his chance and walks past quite obliviously while the nurse is grabbed by the costimed heroine Silhouette. Not long after, the nurse and Silhouette are murdered by someone who leaves "Lesbian Whores" scrawled on the wall over their bodies.

Uh, thanks for sharing.

I think.

36 posted on 03/14/2014 10:20:07 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: 353FMG
The photo of the century was that of the Serbian assassin Princip killing archduke Ferdinand in Serajevo.

I was thinking of an American photo.

37 posted on 03/14/2014 11:40:21 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

We have a huge replica of this in Sarasota.


38 posted on 03/15/2014 2:43:36 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: rlmorel
When I was a kid, I thought it was my mom and dad kissing...

I think it is interesting how kids develop and absorb information and make rational connections like that...

When I was young, there were several similar connections I made... the Eisenhower dollar coins had a picture of my Great Grandfather on them... the old Shop Rite grocery store logo that has a woman on it... the woman was my Grandmother.

There were other associations my young mind made. Mom had a copy of Judy Collins' album Wildflowers that she she would play often... and I thought the song Both Sides Now was sung by an angel flying around in the clouds... and nearly 40 years later, in my mind, angels (and beautiful women) have long straight hippie hair like Sweet Judy Blue Eyes... because of my exposure to that record as a young child.

It is frightening what associations young kids might make in seeing flaming homos in assless chaps making out in the middle of the street at the St. Patrick's Day parade.

39 posted on 03/15/2014 5:37:45 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: luvbach1

There is a photo of Prinzip being captured by the authorities but none of the assassination, IIRC. It happened so quickly due to a wrong turn.

Now, the King of Yugoslavia was assassinated in his open carriage in 1934 during a motorcade, but the newsreel cameras were already rolling & caught it on film.


40 posted on 03/15/2014 6:56:46 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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