The USS Glennon (DD-620), a Gleaves-class destroyer, was launched on 26 August 1942 by the Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company, of Kearny, New Jersey, sponsored by Miss Jeanne Lejeune Glennon, granddaughter of Admiral Glennon, and commissioned on 8 October 1942, with Lieutenant Commander Floyd C. Camp in command. This destroyer was in action during the Amphibious Battle of Gela, fought from 9 to 15 July 1943. It was awarded two battle stars for services in World War II. Asbestos is a carcinogenic mineral that has been used in the past in manufacturing and construction. It has been linked to several dangerous conditions, including many cancers, which make any kind of exposure to asbestos (even minimal exposure) a potentially life-threatening situation. If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with cancer or lung disease, contact us as soon as possible and we will put you in touch with attorneys who can gain you the compensation you deserve.