The USS Gwin (DD-772/DM-33/MMD-33) was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on October 31, 1943, and launched on April 9, the following year. It was commissioned on September 30, 1944, under Comdr. F. S. Steinke’s command with the hull number DD-772 and served in the US Navy for 8 years until it was decommissioned on April 3, 1958. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had its main missions in California, Eniwetok, Nansei Shoto, Okinawa, Brest, Le Havre and Lisbon. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on October 22, 1971, and sold for scrapping the same year. In order to receive VA benefits, Navy veterans need to prove they suffer from an asbestos-related disease and that it was service-related. A claim for VA benefits may be supported by service records, ship records and any other documentation available to help prove the validity of their claim. We help veterans to become aware of how they have been exposed to asbestos while serving on the USS Gwin (DD-772/DM-33/MMD-33), and to explore the possibility of compensation for your exposure to asbestos.