Mario Benjamín Menéndez

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Leopoldo Galtieri and Menéndez (1982).

Mario Benjamín Menéndez (3 April 1930 – 18 September 2015) was an Argentine military officer. He was a Brigadier General of the Argentine Army. After the 1982 Argentine occupation, he served as Governor of the Falkland Islands from 3 April until 14 June. He surrendered to British forces during the Falkland Wars.

Menéndez was born in Buenos Aires.[1] His brother is Luciano Benjamín Menéndez (born 1927), a general of the Dirty War.

Menéndez died on 18 September 2015 at the age of 85.[2]

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  1. "Daring Argentine general vows to fight to the last bullet". Montreal Gazette. 2 June 1982. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  2. "Murió Mario Benjamín Menéndez". infobae.com (in Spanish). 18 September 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015.