Tony Mendez, former CIA officer portrayed in ’Argo’, dies at 78

Tony Mendez, former CIA officer portrayed in ’Argo’, dies at 78

Ex-CIA agent Tony Mendez, who inspired the Oscar-winning film Argo, died at the age of 78. Mendez had been suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. At the CIA, he specialized in disguises, forgery and rescues, and is best known for smuggling six American diplomats out of Iran during the 1979-81 hostage crisis.

KCooper
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Blaeingr
Blaeingr 1 year

A forgotten hero from a forgotten time. RIP good Sir.

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