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Famous Sailor in iconic WWII photo dies

Article about: HOUSTON -- A former Houstonian who was in one of the most iconic photos of WWII has died. You've certainly seen the photo of Glenn Edward McDuffie. He's the sailor grabbing and kissing a nur

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    HOUSTON -- A former Houstonian who was in one of the most iconic photos of WWII has died.

    You've certainly seen the photo of Glenn Edward McDuffie. He's the sailor grabbing and kissing a nurse in the middle of Times Square after finding out WWII was over. The photo was shot August 14, 1945.
    We learned today of McDuffie's passing today at the age of 86. He died on March 9. He was positively identified as the sailor in that photo back in 2007 after many men claimed it was them.

    McDuffie, a native of Kannapolis, North Carolina, moved to Houston in 1960 and lived here until 2009, when he moved to the Dallas area to spend his last years near his daughter.

    McDuffie was preceeded in death by children Elene McDuffie and Mike McDuffie. He's survived by daughter Glenda Bell and Grand children Christopher Bell, 25, and Jordan Bell, 23.

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    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    R.I.P. Mr. McDuffie.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks William for that note.
    RIP Mc Duffie.
    I think the nurse in that pic pasted away not to long ago also.
    Our Great's are passing. Shake their hands while you can!!!!

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    An iconic image.

    Sad news RIP.

    Cheers, Ade.
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