Skip to comments.Houston's WWII sailor in famous kissing photo dies at 86
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 wouldnt block her face, and I kissed her just long enough for him to take the picture.
McDuffie collaborated with Houston Police Departments 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 McDuffies 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 didnt want a real-life stand in for the nurse.
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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.
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...
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.
This has to be the photo of the century, hands down.
Nah, it'd be OK, as long as it was a homo kiss.
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.
The thing that tickled me was the little kid who looked completely puzzled under the statue..."What are they doing?"
I always loved that photo. When I was a kid, I thought it was my mom and dad kissing...:)
“If he did that today, this morning, right now we’d be watching Gloria Allred - “
Or Atty.Wendy Murphy,a despicable human being.
Iconic photo taken in a country that no longer exists.
Props to this military dude
I think it is next to the flag raising on Iwo Jima.
You couldn't be more right.
You are so cute!
Where was that one taken? I have seen another statue just like that one in a little town in Italy
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