Joel Hettger

Volunteer: Joel Hettger


I am retired at age 64.  My correspondence with Ambassador L. Bruce Laingen during the Iran Hostage Crisis is in the Manuscript Division of the lLbrary of Congress.

1970 - 1972

Contributions from Joel Hettger

  1. Iran My landlord

    My landlord was a haji originally from Yazd.  He was also the nafti, meaning he sold kerosene in an open vat on the first floor. The smell of kerosene permeated my apartment. i would carry twelve liters of kerosene up three flights of stairs to my apartment.  It had an ab o bargh number , i.e., water and electricity number, but no street address number since it had failed to pass the licensing inspection for safety.  The bricks were of low grade with insufficient cement and too much granualr ...

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