USS Cushing (DD-797) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Cushing (DD-797) was a Fletcher-class destroyer laid down on May 3, 1943, and launched on September 30, the same year. It was commissioned on January 17, 1944, under Comdr. Louis F. Volk’s command with the hull number DD-797 and it served in the US Navy for 12 years before it was decommissioned on November 8, 1960. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 329 people on board and had its main missions in Norfolk, Eniwetok, Manila, San Diego and Long Beach. For the service brought to the country during the Korean War, the ship received 2 battle stars and another 6 for the World War II activity.

Asbestos mainly affects the lungs and the pleural membrane that surrounds the lungs and is a known human carcinogen. Due to the long latency periods, the burden of asbestos-related disease continues to rise. It takes a long time for asbestos-related diseases to develop. Most people have no signs or symptoms for at least the first 10 years after exposure. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Isherwood (DD-520), you may be eligible for compensation from asbestos trust funds and VA claims.

Everyone who served on the USS Cushing (DD-797) inhaled the asbestos fibers and is at risk for developing lung disease

  • Engine Rooms
  • Damage Control Room
  • Pump Room
  • Propulsion Room
  • Plotting Rooms
  • Powder and Shot Magazine
  • Ward Room
  • Deck
  • Trasmitter Room
  • Junior Officers Quarters
  • Sick Bay
  • Reefer
  • Pilot House
  • Admiral's Cabin
  • Galley
  • Mess Deck

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Shipmates on USS Cushing (DD-797)

VENER OLIVER JOHN BARNES

86 years old

Dead

TERRY L. ALLISON

74 years old

Alive

GORDON MORRIS BERRY SR.

91 years old

Alive

ARAM C. BOZIAN

unknown age

Dead

ARTHUR W. BUELL

unknown age

Dead

EDWARD JOHN DORR

unknown age

Dead

RANDY M. GOODMAN

66 years old

Alive

JULIUS GOSTEL

unknown age

Dead

EMMETT WILLIAM KINNEY

94 years old

Alive

CHARLES RAYMOND MYERS

unknown age

Dead

PAUL DEE REED JR

41 years old

Alive

SAMUEL WRIGHT WYSONG IV

67 years old

Alive