The Kiss Of Life by Rocco Morabito, 1968 Pulitzer Prize. The linemen. Randall Champion, is dangling upside down in his safety belt — felled bv 4,160 volts of electricity. J.D. was breathing into Champion.” Cradling the stricken lineman in his arms, Thompson rhythmically pushes air into Champion’s lungs. Thompson finally shouts down: “He’s breathing.” Champion survives. Kiss, Rocco Morabito, 1968 Pulitzer, Famous Photographs, Pulitzer Prizes, Heart Failure, Safety Belts, Pulitzer Prize Photography, Man
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Not just an aesthetically sound photo, this is a Pulitzer Prize winner by Rocco Morabito. One linesman had been electrocuted and the second gave him mouth to mouth and saved his life. (Note: The photo looks way better in print.)
Rocco Morabito won the 1968 Pulitzer Prize for Spot Photography for this photograph – “The Kiss of Life.” Apprentice lineman J.D. Thompson is breathing life into the mouth of another apprentice lineman, Randall G. Champion, who hangs unconscious after receiving a jolt of high voltage. Morabito was driving on West 26th Street in July 1967 on another assignment when he saw Champion dangling from the pole. He called an ambulance and grabbed his camera. Champion recovered.
It’s a time-honored tradition at Navy homecomings – one lucky sailor is chosen to be first off the ship for the long-awaited kiss with a loved one. Today, for the first time, the happily reunited couple was gay. The dock landing ship Oak Hill has been gone for nearly three months, training with military allies in Central America. As the homecoming drew near, the crew and ship’s family readiness group sold $1 raffle tickets for the first kiss. Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta bought 50...
//romance...can i just say that i get a huge kick out of the one soldier on the ground that is unabashedly looking up her skirt while the rest turn their heads?