Looking back to the moment later, Freidman described a kiss that was not consensual. "Suddenly, I was grabbed by a sailor," she told Veterans History Project in 2005. "It was not such a big kiss, it was more of a cheering act that he did not have to go back."
TheMatrose was "very strong," said theVeteransHistoryProject
"He only held on to me, I'm not sure what the kiss is about … It was just someone celebrating, it was not … It was a romantic event. It was just … "Thank God the war is over."
Mendonsa's memory was similar, "So we're coming to Times Square and the war is over and I see the nurse," he said in 201
5 CNN. "I had some drinks and it was just an instinct, I think. I just grabbed them. "
On Tuesday morning, police discovered that someone had used red spray paint and wrote the words" #MeToo "on the statue in Sarasota, Florida.
The police believe that the vandalism Sometime on Monday afternoon or evening – just one day after Mendonsa died.
Officers could not find any evidence in the area or surveillance videos to uncover the incident.
"The approximate damage is estimated at over $ 1,000 due to the large area covered by the graffiti and the resources required to repair it," said the police in a statement.
The graffiti has since been removed from the Internet Statue The police are asking anyone who has information to call 941-954-7025. [1 9659012]
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