Former Tehran Embassy hostage to speak at Radnor Library

Re-scheduled from earlier in November

On Wednesday, November 28 at 7:30pm at Radnor Memorial Library, retired foreign service political officer Michael Metrinko will speak on U.S.-Afghanistan Policy: Prospects of Success. Radnor Historical Society is co-sponsoring this event with the Library.

If this sounds familiar, that is because a few weeks ago we had to postpone Mr. Metrinko's talk because of poor weather conditions that evening. He was originally scheduled for November 5.

Metrinko has more than 40 years of experience in the Islamic World and was a member of the Tehran Embassy staff taken hostage in 1979, spending 14 months as a prisoner. Metrinko received 2 State Department Awards for Valor: one for his time as a hostage and another for his daring rescue of Americans who had been jailed in Tabriz months before the Embassy take-over. In Mark Bowden's book, Guests of the Ayatollah, Michael emerged as one of the central figures in the hostage crisis.

Metrinko's book, The American Military Advisor, can be downloaded free of charge from the Army War College website.

I hope to see you Wednesday night for this important presentation.

See you at the Library,


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