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Antonio Mendez was cited by Richard Clarke as one of the top two or three CIA agents in history. He received the Intelligence Star for his rescue of six Americans from revolutionary Iran, and has received the CIA's Intelligence Medal of Merit and the Trailblazer Medallion. He continues to consult for the CIA. He and his wife, also a famed agent, were technical consultants on the television series The Agency and founding board members of the International Spy Museum in Washington.