Operation Texas Star

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Operation Texas Star was a military follow-on operation of Operation Randolph Glen in the Vietnam War in the Quang Tri Province and Thừa Thiên-Huế Province from 1 April to 5 September 1970.[1][2]


The main objection of Texas Star was pacification, rural reconstruction, and development along with offensive operations against the North Vietnamese Army forces in the Quang Tri and Thua Thien provinces.[3] 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.[1] The operation culminated in the Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord, which ended with the evacuation of the base on July 23, 1970.

Units Involved[edit]

The United States 101st Airborne Division and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam's 1st Infantry Division were the combined force for the operation.[3]


Military Assistance Command, Vietnam concluded the operation on September 5, 1971. It claimed 1,782 enemy casualties.[3] U.S. casualties estimated at 386 KIA and 1,978 WIA.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Summers, Harry G. (1985). The Vietnam War Almanac. The Random House Publishing Book. pp. 52–53. ISBN 0-7394-4290-2. 
  2. ^ Willbanks, James H. (2010). Vietnam War Almanac. Checkmark Books. p. 332. ISBN 978-0-8160-7102-9. 
  3. ^ a b c Olson, James S. (2008). In Country: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War. Metro Books. ISBN 978-1-4351-1184-4.