Nurse kissed in iconic World War II photo dies

Nurse kissed in iconic World War II photo dies

Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Greta Friedman, the woman kissed by a sailor in the iconic picture taken in New York city’s Times Square after the Second World War ended in 1945, has died, a media report said.

Her son Joshua Friedman confirmed the news to CNN on Saturday saying that his mother died at an assisted living home in Richmond, Virginia. She was 92.

The black-and-white photograph of Friedman, dressed in a white uniform, being embraced and kissed by a sailor to celebrate the end of the war became an enduring image.

“My mom had so many stories and so many experiences; this was just one of many,” Friedman said about the iconic photo.

Friedman, then 21 and a dental assistant, was in Times Square when the news of Japan’s surrender to the US was announced on a billboard, marking the end of the war, CNN reported.

The photo, taken by legendary photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, was published in Life magazine a few weeks later. But the identities of the two people were a mystery.

It was not until 1980 when both Friedman and George Mendonsa, the sailor in the photo, were determined to be the couple in the photo, CNN added.

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