Screaming Eagles Through Time
March 1969


March 1 - The first day of March was also a red-letter day for the 101st as the Division-wide Operation Kentucky Jumper started. D/2/501 conducted a combat assault south of FB Tennessee to construct Firebase Whip. A/1/327 accounted for the first enemy killed during Kentucky Jumper when the paratroopers engaged two VC, killing one and taking his weapon. Elements of the 1st and 3rd Brigades began assuming new positions in expanded AOs in preparation for a combined forces thrust by the 2nd Brigade and ARVN troops deep into the A Shau Valley - Operation Massachusetts Striker.