Glenn McDuffie

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McDuffie kissing nurse Edith Shain at Times Square

Glenn Edward McDuffie (May 31, 1927 – March 9, 2014) was an American retired World War II soldier. He was known for being the subject of Alfred Eisenstaedt's photograph V-J Day in Times Square.[1] He was kissing nurse Edith Shain because World War II ended.

McDuffie was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina. He died on March 9, 2014 in Dallas, Texas from a heart attack, aged 86.[2]

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  1. "Glenn Edward McDuffie, who long claimed to be sailor in iconic Times Square 'kiss' photo at end of WWII, dies". New York Daily News.com. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
  2. "Glenn McDuffie, man known as kissing sailor in WWII-era photo, dead at 86". CBC News.com. Retrieved March 15, 2014.