Veteran who claimed to be sailor in iconic photo dies
NBC News: A man who claimed to be the sailor kissing a nurse in the iconic World War II photo has died.
Navy veteran Glenn McDuffie died at 86 of natural causes, his daughter said. McDuffie’s claim that he was the man in the famous Alfred Eisenstaedt photo was backed up by a forensic artist who matched his facial structure.
Several other men and women have claimed to be the couple in the photo, which was originally published in Life magazine. The outlet never verified the identity of either the sailor or the nurse. - NBC News
Photo: Glenn McDuffie holds a portrait of himself as a young man, left, and a copy of Alfred Eisenstaedt’s iconic Life magazine shot of a sailor embracing a nurse in a white uniform, right, at his Houston home Tuesday, July 31, 2007. McDuffie says he is the sailor in the famous photograph and that claim is now backed up by the Houston Police Department’s forensic artist. (Pat Sullivan / AP)