Tony Mendez Awarded Presidential Challenge Coin From Barack Obama
“Tony Mendez received this Presidential challenge coin from Barack Obama when visiting the White House. While he was not there alone - he visited with about 20 other people receiving recognition for unique government service - he was the only one who was presented with this coin. The group received the Sammy Award, the government's equivalent of the Oscars, for individual, unique achievement.
Of all the honors Tony has received, including participating in the Oscar winning movie ARGO, this Presidential challenge coin has been particularly significant.
We would like to share it with you.”