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Florida resident captured in iconic WWII photo

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#1 JagdtigerI



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Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:41 AM

"It was the morning of Aug. 15, 1945, and Tom Bozza’s phone wouldn’t stop ringing.

“You’re famous!” callers told him.

A confused Bozza didn’t know what they were talking about, but unbeknownst to him the sailor was in a photograph splashed across the front page of the New York Daily News and republished in papers across the country.

Aptly titled “The Kiss,” the classic Alfred Eisenstaedt photo captures a sailor kissing a nurse in the middle of New York City’s Times Square the day World War II ended — Aug. 14, 1945.

And Bozza, now 88 and living in Bradenton, is immortalized in the background.

Dressed in a white uniform and wearing a black tie, he is captured walking behind the random pairing of two presumed strangers, apparently caught up in the moment."

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Bradenton resident captured in iconic WWII photo - Top Stories - BradentonHerald.com
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#2 Greg Canellis

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 04:25 AM

That's amazing! Especially that he hooked up with that Navy clerk so many decades later after both their spouces died.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 09:00 AM

good connect jon,well done...

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