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Death of Nurse-Kissing Sailor from Famous Photo Reignites Controversy Over Its Legacy

Death of Nurse-Kissing Sailor from Famous Photo Reignites Controversy Over Its Legacy

Brit + Co - Kat Armstrong

A 95-year-old World War II veteran named George Mendonsa died on Sunday. Although you may not know his name, you probably know his image. A photograph of Mendonsa as a young sailor, passionately kissing a nurse in Times Square on VJ Day, has become an iconic image associated with the end of the war. …

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