Washington, DC: Killed by a Car Bomb Here

Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt were killed by a car bomb on this spot in 1976, planted by a cast of lowlifes from the U.S., Cuba, and Chile.

2306 Sheridan Circle NW, Washington, DC
On the outside of the road that circles Sheridan Circle, in its southeast corner, next to a tree, between Massachusetts Ave. NW and 23rd St. NW.
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Car bomb victims memorial.

Car Bomb Spot

Orlando Letelier and a colleague, Ronni Moffitt, were killed by a car bomb on September 21, 1976. Letelier was the target; a former Chilean ambassador who was assassinated on orders of the then-current Chilean president. In the movie "Scarface," the car bomb scene and character who Tony Montana is scheduled to assassinate were based on the Letelier killing.

The memorial is located between the Romanian and Irish embassies, on the southeast arc of Sheridan Circle, at the spot where the car blew up.

[historical _markers, 09/24/2021]

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