WWII Sailor in Iconic "The Kiss" Photo Dies At 95

Florida statue commemorating iconic WWII victory vandalized with '#MeToo' graffiti

Officers with the Sarasota Police Department got a call of someone spraying "#MeToo" on the Unconditional Surrender Statue. The statue shows the moment George Mendonsa kissed Greta Zimmer Friedman in Times Square on V-J Day.

Officers found "#MeToo" in red on the left leg of the nurse.

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Officers were unable to find any cans of spray paint or any surveillance images of the incident.

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The vandalism caused $1,000 in damages due to the large area the graffiti covers.

The city tweeted hours later that the graffiti had been removed.

The incident comes only two days after Mendonsa died two days shy of his 96th birthday. Friedman died in 2016.

Someone sprayed #MeToo on a statue in Sarasota, Florida, that pays tribute to the iconic photo of a sailor kissing a nurse on V-J Day.
Photo: Sarasota Police Department/Twitter/WFTV.com

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