Iran Hostage Gary Earl Lee: I Thought I Was Dead

The first phone call from Gary Earl Lee came at 2 a.m. Wednesday, and his wife Pat wept uncontrollably when she first heard his voice, clear and firm, from Wiesbaden. Lee, 37, the son of a missionary in India, had been in Tehran since May 1979, serving as an administrative officer. His posting to Tehran was his sixth overseas assignment, including duty as coordinator of logistics for Henry Kissinger's "shuttle diplomacy." Now, some 24 hours after Lee's plane had lifted off from Tehran Mehrabad Airport, Pat Lee, 37, waited for the phone to ring again. With her was TIME Correspondent....

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