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    Posted July 26, 2010 by
    Dickinson, Texas
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Salute to troops

    Glenn McDuffie - The Kissing Sailor V-J Day


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     ReneArm is longtime friends with Glenn McDuffie, who is supposedly the sailor in the famous World War II kiss photo. 'He's just a neat little guy,' she said. 'He's kind of like a father figure for me.'
    - katie, CNN iReport producer

    I would like to suggest that CNN interview Glenn McDuffie on V-J day as part of the Solute To Troops segment with Robin.  Glenn has been forensically verified as the sailor in the iconic picture taken at the end of WWII.


    Glenn was verified in August 2007 by Lois Gibson as the only person who forensically matches that famous picture.  Please go to:



    Glenn recently lost one of his legs and as we all know, we are loosing our WWII veterans at an alarming rate.  It would be wonderful to honor him in this way and I know it would bring a smile to his face.  I have befriended Glenn and try to get him as much publicity as possible because he brings a smile on everyone's face as soon as they realize he is the sailor in the now infamous picture of the kiss in Times Square.


    Let's bring a little "sunshine" into Glenn's life by having Robin and Glenn reainact the iconic picture for your viewers to enjoy!


    Rene' Armstrong

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