WASHINGTON (WUSA*9)--September 21, 1976 marks the 40th anniversary when a car bomb went off along Massachusetts Avenue's Embassy Row at Sheridan Circle here in DC.
Francisco Letelier was 17-years-old and in the 11th grade at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda. Someone came to his geometry class that day to say he was wanted in the office. There he found his aunt waiting.
"All she could tell us was there had been an accident," recalls Francisco. "When we arrived at the hospital my mother was waiting for us, and she let us know our father had died."
Earlier that morning, at approximately 9:35, a bomb taped underneath Orlando Letelier's car ripped the vehicle apart.
"My mother, she huddled us all together and said, whatever happens don't let this teach you how to hate," says Francisco, one of Orlando and Isabel Letelier's four sons.
Francisco Letelier talks about his father pt 1
Francisco Letelier talks about his father pt 2
1976 Video on the Assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt
1976 Interview with Michael Moffitt about the Assassination