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Ed Kennedys War
In this May 18, 1945 file photo, some of the AP Paris staff join Paris Bureau Chief Ed Kennedy, seated center left, for a farewell get-together in the early hours of May 18, 1945, just before he embarked for the United States at the request of AP General Manager Kent Cooper. Kennedy was dismissed by The AP after he became the first journalist to file a firsthand account of German officials surrendering unconditionally to Allied commanders at a former schoolhouse in Reims, France. Sixty-seven years later, AP President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Curley said that Kennedy was right to stand up to the censors, and should have been commended, not fired. (AP Photo/Pete Carroll, File)