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USS Decatur to Return Home Sooner Than Expected

USS Decatur was heading home when its crew was given new orders

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    NEWSLETTERS

    USS Decatur is in the process of being relieved by USS Fitzgerald and will start heading home to San Diego within a week NBC 7 San Diego has learned.

    The Decatur detoured to the Western Pacific on its way home to San Diego from deployment to provide a ballistic missile defense capability in response to North Korean Threats.

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    The San Diego-based destroyer was one of two U.S. ships positioned to respond to any missile threats from North Korean, according to the Pentagon.