Tony Mendez (Irish, Italian, Mexican)[American]

See on Scoop.itMixed American Life

Known as: Retired CIA Technical Operations Officer, Author & Artist (Known for his on-the-scene management of the “Canadian caper” during the Iran hostage crisis; His story during that crisis was adapted in Oscar winning film “Argo”)

Written Works: “Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA”, “Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations that Helped Win the Cold War”, “A Classic Case of Deception”, “Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History”

Awards/Accolades: Intelligence Star, CIA Trailblazer Award, Order of the Sphinx

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One thought on “Tony Mendez (Irish, Italian, Mexican)[American]

  1. alexgreggfoster March 10, 2013 / 8:25 pm

    I’ve seen that film numerous times, and it never gets old. It’s a fantastic film.


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