Serving for 27 years starting from November 1944 and ending in 1971, the USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/CVA-31) met some of the final battles of World War II. It was an aircraft carrier, Essex-class, built at the New York Navy Yard, and had the hull number CV-31. At first, it carried 2,600 people in its crew and 100 aircraft. It was decommissioned twice: the first time at the end of World War II but was recommissioned again during the ‘50s as an attack carrier, while the second and last decommissioning was in July 1971.
Any veteran who was honorably discharged from the military is eligible for VA benefits. These include disability benefits, compensation for medical expenses, and survivor benefits for family members. Servicemen who developed a health condition as a result of asbestos exposure can apply for these benefits directly through the Department of Veterans Affairs, which will determine individual eligibility. However, an attorney specialized in asbestos claims has the knowledge, experience, and support to help you find answers.