Saturday, March 15, 2014

Rest In Peace,
Thanks For Peace
Glenn E. McDuffie

Glenn Edward McDuffie (May 31, 1927 – March 9, 2014) was an American World War II sailor. He was known for being the subject of Alfred Eisenstaedt's photograph V-J Day in Times Square

He was kissing nurse Edith Shain because World War II ended with the unconditional surrender of Japan.

McDuffie was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina, and served in the US Navy. Following World War II, McDuffie played semi-pro baseball, and worked for the United States Postal Service.
He died on March 9, 2014 in Dallas, Texas from a heart attack, at age 86.

A Navy veteran, who was probably best known as the kissing sailor in the famous World War II photograph, has passed away.
"A sailor who was identified as 86-year-old Glenn McDuffie was caught in mid-kiss in Times Square in that photo take by a LIFE magazine photographer. It was August of 1945." ​

McDuffie claimed he was in the process of changing trains when he learned the Japanese had surrendered on August 14, 1945. McDuffie says he ran out into the street and that's when he saw the nurse. 
"She was standing out there in the middle of the street and she turned around and did like that (BA-DOOMP BOOMP), 
and I swear I went over there and kissed her."

THAT HE DID AND MORE~! -get yer minds outta the NYC gutter- 
Stirring American hearts since then.

Thanks, Sir, for helping keep America Free to this day~!!
God Bless your immortal soul.


Terry in OKC said...

Another of our greatest generation passing along. RIP Mr. McDuffie.

The Local Malcontent said...

Amen. Where will the United States find agressive, God-fearing and country loving youth for our next defense of freedom??

Thanks for commenting, Terry~!