V-J Day Nurse Dies At 91

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Sad news: Edith Shain, the former nurse whose image became world-famous on August 14, 1945 when an unknown sailor dipped her back for a kiss, died on Sunday at the age of 91. [MSNBC]

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Am I the only one who is squicked out by the notion of a stranger grabbing me and kissing me?

I know the war was over and everyone was elated, but was she so happy about it that she didn't mind this sailor assaulting her?