San Diego California Unconditional Surrender Statue Next to the Midway Museum

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Glenn McDuffie, the Texas man thought to be the US Navy sailor kissing a nurse in an iconic end of World War Two photo has died (3/14/14).

The sculpture "Unconditional Surrender," modeled after the iconic photograph from the end of World War II, will remain on the San Diego waterfront through the end of May, Port of San Diego officials announced Friday.

The 30-foot, 6,000-pound sculpture had been slated to depart San Diego by the end of February. But a deal has been reached between the port and the Santa Monica-based Sculpture Foundation, the sculpture's owner, to leave it in place for at least three more months.

The sculpture has become a tourist favorite since it arrived in 2007, with many a picture taken of tourist couples smooching with the sculpture in the background. The sculpture is near the carrier museum Midway.

Sculpture supporters flocked to a Port Commission meeting two weeks ago to urge the commissioners to extend the loan with the sculpture foundation.

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Comments (110)

Rafl on May 19, 2012

ILIKE oh the kiss:-) rafl

Manek Taolin on May 23, 2012

Beautiful kissing and selected for Google Earth!

L+F

Best regards from Indonesia

Jawed Hasan on May 26, 2012

Excellent composition YSL
greetings, wish you a nice weekend, Jawed

BritPlom on June 12, 2012

Excellent shot!

Like + Fav

Greetings, François

Omar Gobbi on August 24, 2012

Very beautiful photograph, very beautiful capture, <YS & LK>, a cordial greeting from Argentina. "Omar"

Gabriel “Liveislife”… on October 27, 2012

Excellent composition. Congratulations. Thanks for the information about sculpture. YSL.

Leo W on December 7, 2012

splendid picture, ysl

best wishes, Leo

Beatriz Abella Villa… on December 8, 2012

Me gusta por su color y composición

NewerMan Man on December 23, 2013

Excellent shot.
LIKE and FAVORITE. My best wishes, NewerMan.

Joe Lourenḉo on March 14, 2014

Glenn McDuffie, the Texas man thought to be the US Navy sailor kissing a nurse in an iconic end of World War Two photo has died.

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  • Uploaded on February 27, 2012
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    by Joe Lourenḉo

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