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Beckwith, Charlie Alvin

Born: 1929 AD
Died: 1994 AD, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Military Officer


1929 - Born on the 22nd of January.

         - Beckwith commanded a Special Forces unit code-named Project Delta in Vietnam.

1960 - Beckwith served as an exchange officer with the British Special Air Service.

1965 - He was critically wounded, so badly that medical personnel initially triaged him as unsaveable.

1977 - Delta Force was founded in November as an overseas counter-terrorist unit whose main mission is in hostage rescue, barricade operations and specialized reconnaissance.

1980 - Led abortive raid to rescue US hostages in Iran.

         - Colonel Beckwith was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

1994 - Died on the 13th of June.


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