Sailor in Iconic V-J Day Times Square Kiss Photo Dies at 95

The photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt was one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa was 95. Mendonsa’s daughter, Sharon Molleur, told The Providence Journal Mendonsa fell and had a seizure Sunday at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years. Mendonsa was shown kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse’s uniform, on…

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