“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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