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Antonio ‘Tony’ Mendez, former CIA officer portrayed in ‘Argo,’ dies at 78 at an assisted-living center in Frederick

A former CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980 and was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the film “Argo,” has died. He was 78.

A family statement and his literary agent confirmed that Antonio “Tony” Mendez died Saturday at an assisted-living center in…

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