Matthew Gannon

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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.

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

Some of his belongings were found in a bag which held the contents of a Catholic missal, its delicate pages damaged by exposure to the rains, a check for $43 protected in a plastic sleeve, and a plaid flannel shirt that Matt often wore.

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

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)
  • Stich, R. Defrauding America. 1994 (594, 596)
  • Thomas, G. Gideon's Spies. 2000 (326-7, 334)
  • 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)

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