Colonel Charlie Beckwith Delta Force Founder & Commander Colt Officer’s Mod #173
Col. Chargin’ Charlie Beckwith’s personal customized stainless steel Colt Mark IV Series 80 “Commanding Officer’s Model” .45 acp pistol…This was one of less than 500 Colt made and Col. Beckwith had the pistol modified for his personal use…Also shown is Col. Beckwith’s inventory card with note regarding the pistol’s history and a certified letter from his daughter stating the gun’s ownership history. This pistol is shown for historical reference and is not currently available for sale.
Col. Beckwith’s military service history is well known and he served as commander of project Delta in Vietnam and was the founder and first commander of Delta Force.
Links below to websites with more information on Col. Beckwith and his military service.
|Place of birth||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Place of death||Austin, Texas|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1952â€”1981|
|Commands held||Support Company, 504th Airborne Infantry Regiment
Special Forces Detachment B-52 (Project DELTA)
2nd Battalion/327th Parachute Infantry Regiment
1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta
Operation Eagle Claw
|Awards|| Distinguished Service Cross
Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster
Legion of Merit
|Other work||Security consultant|
(Colonel Charlie Beckwith Delta Force Founder & Commander Browning Hi-Power Pistol).(Colonel Charlie Beckwith Delta Force Founder & Commander Colt Officer”s Model Pistol)