Edith Shain, Nurse from Iconic WWII Kiss Photo, Dead at 92


Edith Shain, the nurse who was photographed being kissed by an unidentified soldier in Times Square on August 14, 1945, created one of the most lasting images of World War II.  Shain passed away Sunday in Los Angeles at age 92.  Her iconic photo was taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt and published in Life Magazine.

Shain is survived by two sons, six grand children and eight great grand children, according to ABC News.  She remained active until the very end of her life, and indeed was an activist.  Shain spent time lobbying for a national holiday to celebrate WWII vets, and was in San Jose in February fighting for the cause.  Though there is not as of yet a national holiday celebrating The Greatest Generation, The World War II Memorial opened to the public in Washington, DC on April 29, 2004.

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