Sailor in iconic World War II kissing photo dies

HOUSTON

You've certainly seen the photo of 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.

McDuffie passed away Sunday, March 9, in Texas at the age of 86. 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 preceded in death by children Elene McDuffie and Mike McDuffie. He's survived by daughter Glenda Bell and grandchildren Christopher Bell, 25, and Jordan Bell, 23.

Sister station KTRK-TV in Houston contributed to this report.

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