101st Airborne/ARVN operation in Thua Thien Province, I Corps that ran from
5 SEP 1970 to 8
It was the last major US ground combat operation of the war. The 101st Airborne Division began establishing firebases in
the coastal lowlands of Thua Thien Province. The purpose was to shield critical installations in Hue and Danang by
patrolling communist rocket belts along the edge of the mountains.