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Operation Texas Star
Part of the Vietnam War
Date1 April – 5 September 1970
LocationA Shau Valley, Republic of Vietnam
Result North Vietnamese tactical victory
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. It aimed at regaining the initiative in the area. The operation culminated in the Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord, which ended by the fall of the FSB into the hands of the North Vietnamese 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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