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    Posted February 13, 2013 by
    coronado, California

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    Kissing Sailor Valentine's Day Homecoming The Kiss - Unconditional Surrender


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     This sculpture by Seward Johnson, called Unconditional Surrender, is made of bronze and will stay on display in San Diego. There are other copies of the statue on display around the U.S.
    - rachel8, CNN iReport producer

    Arrival of the famous and huge, Kissing Sailor sculpture at Midway Museum on San Diego Bay.

    B-roll, nat. sound and a few sound bites from Scott McGaugh, USS Midway Museum.

    Rode the 5:40 AM Ferry to San Diego from Coronado and walked to the USS Midway...then waited for the arrival of the transport truck carrying the famous "Kiss" sculpture - based on the famous black and white "Unconditional Surrender" photograph.

    All the local TV stations were there - most going live. The huge truck lumbered in at just after 7 AM. Scott, from Midway Museum allowed me to also film from the flight deck for a bird's eye view of the Swingin', Kissin' Couple and the "placing and marking" of the sculpture foot anchor bolts.

    The community dedication of the famous sailor kissing a nurse sculpture near Midway (next to the Fish Market Restaurant) will take place on Saturday, February 16, at 10 a.m. and everyone is invited!
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