George Mendonsa Featured Today on The Katie Couric Show


The Kissing Sailor himself, George Mendonsa, will be featured today on The Katie Couric show.  The show airs locally in Maryland at 4:00 pm.  To find out more about the Katie Couric Show, visit her website and make sure to tune in today at 4.

The Kissing Sailor Featured on Travel Channel’s Monumental Mysteries

Don Wildman on the Monumental Mysteries set.

The Kissing Sailor mystery and book have been featured on the Travel Channel’s, Monumental Mysteries.


David Owens of the Huntsville Times Discusses The Kissing Sailor


The power of the great American Story told in The Kissing Sailor, can be seen in the David Owens story in the Huntsville Times, but perhaps more importantly, in the speed at which this story was picked up in other media. This story resonates with America.

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‘I’m half-bombed and the war is over’ – by David Owens

George and Greta

By David Owens

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – For a generation, World War II was a defining event and most remember where they were the moment they learned the war was over.

For George Mendonsa, where he was that day made him an icon.

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The Hartford Courant Covers The Kissing Sailor


The Kissing Sailor has accomplished the goals the book’s authors, Larry Verria and George Galdorisi set out to accomplish three years ago when they embarked on this book project: Ensure that George Mendonsa and Greta Friedman were finally recognized as the Kissing Sailor and nurse (really a dental assistant) in what is recognized as the world’s most famous photograph.

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U.S. Navel Institute Features The Kissing Sailor for Member’s Holiday Discount

2012 holiday Catalog

The U.S. Navel Institute is issuing it’s 2012 Holiday Catalog.  The Kissing Sailor is available for an exclusive Member’s Discount. Don’t miss out on this great deal.

View the Catalog here.

NavyTimes What George and Greta Have to Say About the Controversial Claims

Navy Times Art. Img

Famous kissers weigh in on photo controversy

By Jacqueline Klimas – Staff writer
Posted : Friday Oct 19, 2012 18:55:29 EDT
Feminist bloggers are saying the iconic image of a sailor kissing a nurse on V-J Day in Times Square depicts an act of sexual assault.

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Shipmate, US Naval Academy Magazine, Picks Up “The Kissing Sailor”

The Kissing Sailor

This famous photograph is the most iconic photograph in American History – perhaps in all history. Why? Because when people look at this picture V-J Day 1945, In Times Square they understand what it felt like when World War II ended. But until now, we knew very little about V-J Day, 1945, In Times Square. The attached article, in Shipmate magazine, examines the “Five Ps” beyond this American treasure, the Picture, the Place, the Publication, the People and the Proof.

Read the full Shipmate Magazine Article.

Setting the record straight on Navy SEAL Books

Act of Valor

Two recent pieces in The Wall Street Journal inspired by Mark Owen’s No Easy Day (Owen West’s and Bing West’s Op-Ed, “Former SEAL Writes a Book; Cue Indignation,” August 30, A13, and Dion Nissenbaum and Siobhan Gorman, “Navy SEAL Memoir Exploits Market,” September 1-2, A3) do a good job in exposing the competing forces of security and entertainment such books put into play.

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CBS This Morning Online Features The Kissing Sailor & Nurse Reunited in Times Square


August 11, 2012 10:37 AM
Sailor, nurse from iconic VJ Day photo reunited
By Michelle Miller

(CBS News) NEW YORK – It’s rare when a single photograph defines an historic event.

But one of those photographs is “The Kiss.”

It’s from Aug. 14, 1945, the day Japan surrendered to end World War II, when a sailor and nurse locked lips in Times Square.

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