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 This pistol is shown for historical reference and is not currently available for sale.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.

Nickname “Chargin’ Charlie”
Place of birth Atlanta, Georgia
Place of death Austin, Texas
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1952—1981
Rank Colonel
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
Battles/wars Korean War
Vietnam War
Operation Eagle Claw
Awards Distinguished Service Cross ribbon.svg Distinguished Service Cross
SilverStar ribbon.jpg Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster
Legion of Merit ribbon.jpg Legion of Merit
BronzeStar ribbon.jpg Bronze Star
Purple Heart BAR.svg Purple Heart
Other work Security consultant

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