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Sailor of one of the most iconic photos of all time, died
August 14, 1945. ‘V-J Day, the day that Japan surrendered to the United States. The war was over! In New York were people in ecstasy on the streets of news to celebrate. So also the sailor, George Mendonsa, who on Times Square, prompt, the first woman kissed. The photos, when of him and Greta Zimmer Friedman were taken, went around the world. Yesterday George (95) died.

And or George Mendonsa was happy when he was on that summer day heard that the Second world War was over. He stormed out, and decided the first woman to hold and to kiss. That was Greta, a dental assistant whom he had never met. The moment was captured and became one of the most famous images of the 20th century.

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After the kiss parted the ways of the two. In fact, in the background is Rita, the love of George. They are eventually married. the

Only many years later it became known that George and Greta were an iconic kiss had shared that day. George, who is on a destroyer, served during the war, and that day had, declared later that Greta reminded him of the nurses that he was on a hospital ship and wounded sailors had seen their care.

George made yesterday, two days before his 96th birthday, a fall in the senior home where he and his wife lived in Middletown, Rhode Island. Then he got a stroke, aid was of no avail. Greta, that during the war Austria had fled, died in 2016 at the age of 92 in Richmond, Virginia.

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