Operation Texas Star

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Operation Texas Star
Part of the Vietnam War
Date1 April – 5 September 1970
Result Indecisive
 United States
 South Vietnam
North Vietnam North Vietnam
Casualties and losses
United States 386 killed
South Vietnam 370 killed
US body count: 1,782 killed
5 captured

Operation Texas Star was a military of the Vietnam War that took place in Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên Provinces from 1 April to 5 September 1970.[1][2]


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.[3]

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.[2] The operation culminated in the Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord, which ended with the evacuation of the base on 23 July 1970.


Military Assistance Command, Vietnam concluded the operation on 5 September 1970. It resulted in the US claiming 1,782 PAVN were killed.[3] U.S. losses were 386 killed and 1,978 wounded.[2]


  1. ^ Summers, Harry G. (1985). The Vietnam War Almanac. Random House Publishing. pp. 52–53. ISBN 0739442902.
  2. ^ a b c Willbanks, James H. (2010). Vietnam War Almanac. Checkmark Books. p. 332. ISBN 9780816071029.
  3. ^ a b Olson, James S. (2008). In Country: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War. Metro Books. ISBN 9781435111844.