Beth El Synagogue - An Evening with Tony Mendez "Hero of Argo". Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as CIA's former Chief of Disguise offers his take on this time with the "Company."
Mendez is no widely known, for the the "Canadian caper" during the Iran hostage crisis, in which he exfiltrated six American diplomats from Iran in November 1979.
This was adapted for the screenplay and development of the Academy Award nominated film Argo, directed by Ben Affleck, who also starred as Mendez.
On the CIA's 50th anniversary, Tony was chosen as one of the CIA's top 50 officers for its first 50 years.
A portion of the proceeds of this event will help underwrite Beth El Synagogue's Minnesota National Guard unit adoption initiative, directly benefiting C-CO 2-211 General Support Aviation Battalion currently stationed at Shindand Air Base in Afghanistan.