Jefferson Glenn

Written January 2014

Operation

Dates: 

5 Sep 1970 - 8 Oct 1971

Area of Operation:

Thừa Thiên Province, Quảng Trị Province; I Corps

Allied Units:

US Army 101st Airborne Division; ARVN 1st Infantry Division

Allied Casualties:

N/A

Enemy Units:

NVA and VC

Enemy Casualties:

2026 KIA

Objective(s):

Search and destroy, pacification support

Significance/Notes:

Last major operation that US ground forces took part in. Over the course of the operation, the 101st Airborne slowly turned complete fighting responsibility to the ARVN 1st Infantry and eventually disengaged entirely.

Sources:

Vietnam War Almanac by James H. Willbanks

The Vietnam Center And Archive (at Texas Tech University)

Further Reading:

Operation Jefferson Glenn After Action Report, 06 September 1970 thru 08 October 1971, 2/17th Cavalry Regiment

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