When American navy soldiers returned from battle in the August of 1945, to celebrate V-J day, one sailor took it upon himself to kiss a nearby nurse. Speaking to Time Magazine, Alfred, now 92, joked that his wife was in the background when he kissed the nurse. “I remember what those nurses did out there….is the reason I grabbed that nurse,” he explained. Good save Alfred!
What the photograph does not show is that, immediately afterward, the nurse slapped Alfred for his forthrightness but many years later, the two were reintroduced and they were able to joke about the incident.