The USS Brule (APA-66) was a Gilliam-class attack transport laid down on April 10, 1944, and launched on June 30, the same year. It was commissioned on October 31, 1944, under Comdr. E. Fluhr’s command with the hull number APA-66 and it served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on August 29, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 322 people on board and had its main missions in San Pedro, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, the Bonins, the Marianas, the Marshalls, Korea, and China. It also took part both in Operation Crossroad and Magic Carpet. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 28, 1948, and sunk as a target during training exercises.
Asbestos exposure happens when the microscopic asbestos fibers become airborne. The toxic mineral dust can float in the air for hours and anyone nearby is in danger of inhaling or ingesting it. If you or a loved one served onboard the USS Brule (APA-66) and have developed severe health conditions due to long term asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to VA benefits and compensation from asbestos trust funds.