Operation Texas Star

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Operation Texas Star
Part of the Vietnam War
Date 1 April – 5 September 1970
Location A Shau Valley, Republic of Vietnam
Result Indecisive
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of South Vietnam.svg Republic of Vietnam
North Vietnam North Vietnam
Casualties and losses
United States 36 killed
117 wounded
Flag of South Vietnam.svg 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 from 1 April to 5 September 1970.

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.

Both the 101st Airborne Division and the ARVN 1st Infantry Division were involved in the operation.