USS Vandegrift returns to San Diego following rescue at sea

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SAN DIEGO – The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS 
Vandegrift (FFG 48) is scheduled to arrive at Naval Base San Diego April 9
following the rescue of a family with a sick infant on a disabled sailboat 
approximately 1,300 miles south of San Diego.

The ship will make a previously scheduled stop at Naval Air Station North 
Island to load ordnance. The family has requested to disembark at that time
to proceed to their family physician.



Vandegrift will proceed to Naval Base San Diego once the ship has completed
loading ordnance.

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