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Operation Texas Star

Operation Texas Star
Part of the Vietnam War
Date 1 April – 5 September 1970
Location A Shau Valley, Republic of Vietnam
Result North Vietnamese tactical victory
United States
Republic of Vietnam
North Vietnam
Casualties and losses
36 killed
117 wounded
370 killed, wounded unknown
US claim: 589 killed
1,139 wounded
5 captured

Operation Texas Star was a military operation of the Vietnam War in the A Shau Valley and the mountains east of the valley. It aimed at regaining the initiative in the area. The operation culminated in the Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord, which ended with the evacuation of the base on July 23, 1970.

Operation Texas Star during the Vietnam War took place from April 1, 1970 to September 5, 1970. Both the 101st Airborne Division and the ARVN 1st Infantry Division were involved in the operation. The operation took place mainly in the Western Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces of Vietnam.


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