Matthew Gannon

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Matthew Gannon
Born
Matthew Kevin Gannon

(1954-08-11)August 11, 1954
DiedDecember 21, 1988(1988-12-21) (aged 34)
OccupationCIA officer
Known forVictim of Pan Am Flight 103
Spouse(s)Susan Twetten

Matthew Kevin Gannon (August 11, 1954 – December 21, 1988) was a CIA officer killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.

Gannon was an Arabist who spent much of his career serving in the Middle East, he married Susan Twetten, daughter of Thomas Twetten (later Deputy Director of Operations at CIA). Matthew and Susan met while her father was Matthew's immediate supervisor.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery and honored with a star on the CIA Memorial Wall.

In May 2012, the CIA officially confirmed that Gannon was a CIA officer.[1]

Diplomatic postings[edit]

  • Yemen 1979
  • Jordan 1981
  • Syria 1986
  • Lebanon 1988

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bainerman, J. The Crimes of a President. 1992 (205-6)
  • Chasey, W. Pan Am 103: The Lockerbie Cover Up. 1995 (350)
  • Covert Action Information Bulletin 1990-#34 (42)
  • Geheim Magazine (Germany) 1988-#9 (33)
  • Goddard, D. Coleman,L. Trail of the Octopus. 1993 (83, 85, 143)
  • Gup, T. The Book of Honor. 2000 (311)
  • Intelligence Newsletter (Paris) 1989-03-29 (1)
  • Intelligence Newsletter (Paris) 1989-07-19 (5)
  • Nair, K. Devil and His Dart. 1986 (119)
  • Perry, M. Eclipse. 1992 (161-4, 167-70, 176-7)
  • Thomas, K. Keith,J; the Octopus. 1996 (93)
  • Time 1992-04-27 (31)
  • Washington Times 1988-12-26 (A8)
  • West, N. Games of Intelligence. 1990 (12)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ferran, Lee (May 23, 2012). "CIA Identifies, Memorializes Fallen Covert Officers". ABC News. Retrieved July 3, 2015.

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