The USS LeRay Wilson (DE-414) was a John C. Butler-class destroyer escort laid down on December 20, 1943, and launched on January 28, the following year. It was commissioned on May 10, 1944, under Lt. Cmdr. M. V. Carson’s command as DE-414 and served in the U.S. Navy for 11 years until it was decommissioned on January 30, 1959. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 215 people on board and had its main missions in Boston, Pearl Harbor, Lingayen Gulf, Tokyo, Okinawa, Leyte, and Saipan. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on May 15, 1972, and sold for scrapping the following year. If you are a US Navy veteran who has experienced asbestos exposure and may be facing a battle with asbestos-related cancer, you are entitled to receiving benefits from the VA. Navy veterans who were exposed to asbestos while in service and developed a disease related to asbestos exposure have a right to speak to a lawyer about filing a claim for compensation. Asbestos claims are complex and require the special niche skill of an attorney specialized in asbestos cases to gather supporting evidence and build the legal claim.