Operation Texas Star
This was a follow-on operation to Operation Randolph Glen. The main objective of Texas Star was pacification, rural reconstruction, and development along with offensive operations against the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) forces in Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Provinces.
The United States 101st Airborne Division and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN)'s 1st Infantry Division were the combined force for the operation. One brigade retained responsibility for the pacification and development programs while the other two brigades conducted offensive operations in the western portions of the province. The operation culminated in the Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord, which ended with the evacuation of the base on 23 July 1970.
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