Operation TEXAS STAR

101st Airborne operation in Western Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces that ran from 1 Apr 1970 to 5 Sept 1970. It was a joint operation between the 101st Airborne Division and the ARVN 1st Infantry Division. Its purpose was to regain the initiative in the mountains east of the A Shau Valley. The fighting was heavy throughout the entire period, but the intensity steadily increased during late June and early July culminating with the battle for FSB Ripcord.

VC/NVA KIA 1,728     US KIA 406

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