‘Argo’ Planner Recalls Iran Rescue

Ex-CIA Agents Discuss 1980 Tehran Mission

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Posted: September 11, 2013

Former CIA officers and authors Jonna and Tony Mendez speak at Bridgewater College on Tuesday. Tony Mendez was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the Academy Award-winning film “Argo,” which told the story of the CIA’s daring rescue of six U.S. State Department staff from Tehran, Iran, during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. (Photos by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
Former CIA officers and authors Tony and Jonna Mendez speak to a packed house at Bridgewater College on Tuesday. The lecture was part of Bridgewater's W. Harold Row Lecture Series.
BRIDGEWATER — When most of the young audience in Bridgewater College’s packed Cole Hall think of the name Tony Mendez, they picture a bearded Ben Affleck in the movie “Argo.”
 
But Tony Mendez...


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