2. The iconic photograph was taken in New York City on Aug. 14, 1945 by Life Magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. Other men have claimed to be the sailor in the photo, but a forensic scientist identified McDuffe as the man in 2008.
3. McDuffe told the Associated Press he was changing trains in New York City when he heard news Japan had surrendered. “I ran out in the street, and then I saw that nurse,” he said. “I just went right to her and kissed her. We never spoke a word.”
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