Bright Star was an exersise started in 1980. Google it and you will find all sorts of information. So do you mean 1960 or 1980 or do you mean the exercise Quick Strike?
From History of 101st.....
"In 1960, the 101st conducted exercise QUICK STRIKE, which placed the Division in a nuclear battlefield situation. In the following year, the Screaming Eagles joined the 82nd Airborne Division in a series of large scale exercises in North and South Carolina called SWIFT STRIKE I, II, and III."
"Between 7 November and 25 November 1980, elements of the Division participated in the Rapid Deployment Joint Task Exercise BRIGHT STAR near Cairo, Egypt. The contingent was a battalion combat team of nine hundred men from the 1st Battalion of the 501st Infantry along with support units. The exercise gave the Screaming Eagles experience in overseas movement, desert warfare, and coordination with other branches of the United States Armed Forces and with foreign allies. Since then, several other exercises involving the Rapid Deployment Force have been carried out."
As for finding PFC Triplett, try this:
Army or Marine PFC?
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