Operation Nevada Eagle

Operation Nevada Eagle
Part of the Vietnam War
Date17 May 1968 - 28 February 1969
ResultUS operational success
 United States North Vietnam
Commanders and leaders
Olinto M. Barsanti
Melvin Zais

Units involved
101st Airborne Division
3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division

Casualties and losses
175 killedUS body count: 3299 killed
853 captured
3701 weapons captured

Operation Nevada Eagle was a security operation during the Vietnam War in Thừa Thiên Province, that took place from 17 May 1968 to 28 February 1969.


The mission of Operation Nevada Eagle was to protect Huế and the surrounding districts. General Olinto M. Barsanti stationed the 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, in the lowlands to help South Vietnamese forces defend Revolutionary Development areas and to prevent the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) and Vietcong (VC) from acquiring rice during the summer harvest. The 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and the 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, operating in the foothills southwest of Huế, conducted spoiling attacks into Base Area 114 from the bases they had built along Route 547 in March and April. The division also exchanged mobile training teams with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) 1st Division.[1]

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