TONY MENDEZ, FORMER CIA OFFICER PORTRAYED IN 'ARGO,' DEAD AT 78

A former CIA technical operations officer whose role in rescuing six American diplomats from Iran in 1980 was immortalized in the Academy Award-winning drama "Argo" has died. Antonio "Tony" Mendez was 78.

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Award: An award is something given to a person or a group of people to recognize their excellence in a certain field a certificate of excellence. Awards are often signified by trophies, titles, certificates, commemorative plaques, medals, badges, pins, or ribbons. An award may carry a monetary prize given
Academy: An academy is an institution of higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.
Antonio: Antonio is an Italian, Spanish, Greek, and Portuguese first name of Latin origin. In the English language it is translated as Anthony, and has some female derivatives: Antonia, Antnia, Antonieta, Antonietta, and Antonella. It also has some male derivatives, such as Anthonio, Antonis, Antoito, Antoni
Academy Award: The Academy Awards, informally known as The Oscars, are a set of awards given annually for excellence of cinematic achievements. The Oscar statuette is officially named the Academy Award of Merit and is one of nine types of Academy Awards. Organized and overseen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
Argo: In Greek mythology, Argo was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcos to retrieve the Golden Fleece. She was named after her builder, Argus.