USS Eversole (DE-404) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Eversole (DE-404) was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on September 15, 1943 and launched on December 3, the same year. It was commissioned on March 21, 1944 under Lt. Cmdr. G. E. Marix’ command as DE-404 and served in the U.S. Navy for a few months until it was sunk on October 28, 1944. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had its main missions in Pearl Harbor, Eniwetok, Morotai, Leyte, Manus and Boston. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Eversole received 2 battle stars.

Asbestos exposure heightens the risk of developing lung cancer, and Navy veterans who smoked and were exposed to asbestos have a higher risk of developing this form of cancer. If you're concerned about lung cancer because you or a loved one have been exposed to high levels of asbestos during your military service, you should make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible.

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Shipmates on USS Eversole (DE-404)