Former North Carolina sailor in iconic Times Square WWII photo dies

Glenn McDuffie died at the age of 86 earlier this month, according to his family.
March 14, 2014 10:48:50 AM PDT
A former US Navy sailor 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.

KTRK-TV reports it has learned 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, TX in 1960 and lived there until 2009, when he moved to the Dallas area to spend his last years near his daughter.

McDuffie was preceded 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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