• Born date: 1929-01-22
  • Born in: Atlanta
  • Death date: 1994-06-13
  • Death in: Austin, Texas
Charles Alvin Beckwith

Charles Alvin "Charlie" Beckwith (January 22, 1929 – June 13, 1994), known as Chargin' Charlie, was a career United States Army officer and Vietnam veteran who attained the rank of Colonel before his retirement. He is credited with the creation of Delta Force, the premier special operations unit of the U.S. Army.