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USS Decatur to Return Home Sooner Than Expected

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

By Lea Sutton and R. Stickney
|  Thursday, Apr 4, 2013  |  Updated 1:31 PM PDT
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USS Decatur Responds to North Korean Threats

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USS Decatur Responds to North Korean Threats

The San Diego-based destroyer USS Decatur has responded to the North Korean region. Retired admiral Tim LaFleur talks to NBC 7 about what it could mean for local sailors.
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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.

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.

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