Colonel Charles Beckwith is known for being one of the
principle advocates of an SAS-like special operations unit. He
was one of the founding members of the 1st Special Forces
Operational Detachment - Delta (SFOD-D). He also is known for
being the on-ground commander of OPERATION EAGLE CLAW - the
ill-fated mission to rescue American hostages held hostage by
Iran in the American embassy in Tehran.