The USS Aulick (DD-569), an American Fletcher-class destroyer, was laid down on 14 May 1941 at Orange, Texas, by the Consolidated Steel Corporation; launched on 2 March 1942, sponsored by Mrs. Thaddeus A. Thomson, the wife of Captain Thaddeus A. Thomson who was then the acting commandant of the 8th Naval District; and commissioned on 27 October 1942, with Lieutenant Commander O. P. Thomas, Jr., in command. The ship was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 September 1975, and it was sold to Greece in April 1977. It may be difficult to establish evidence of service-related asbestos exposure. When a veteran has been retired from service for a long time, identifying specific locations of service may be difficult. For a successful claim or appeal for VA benefits, hiring a veterans' disability attorney who specializes in filing asbestos claims may be essential. Have you experienced pulmonary symptoms associated with asbestos exposure, such as shortness of breath, a dry cough, wheezing, a crackling sound while breathing, or chest discomfort or tightness? If you answered yes, we can connect you with the right lawyers who may be able to obtain the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.