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Subject: WWII kissing sailor from iconic photo dies at 95

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 02/18/19 at 4:49 pm

The sailor pictured kissing a woman in Times Square as people celebrated the end of World War II has died at age 95, his daughter told the Providence Journal.

George Mendonsa had a seizure Sunday after falling at an assisted living facility in Middleton, Rhode Island, his daughter Sharon Molleur said.

In the famous image, one of four taken by Alfred Eisenstadt for Life magazine, Mendonsa is seen ecstatically bending over and kissing a woman in a white nurse's uniform.

The picture was published by Life as "V-J Day in Times Square."

It took the latest technology to confirm that he's the guy in the photo.

Greta Zimmer Friedman, the woman in the picture, died in 2016 at age 92.

A life well lived. RIP.

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