The USS Leyte (CV/CVA/CVS-32, AVT-10) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier built in Newport News, Virginia, with the hull number CV-32. It measured 888 feet and carried over 90 aircraft and almost 3,500 men. It was commissioned in 1946 and, during the 13 years of active service, it received two battle stars before being decommissioned in 1959.
Asbestos exposure can lead to many irreversible, incurable, and usually fatal diseases such as lung cancer, bronchial cancer, mesothelioma, colon/rectal cancer, throat/esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, plus many other types of pulmonary issues. Most of our World War II veterans are gone today, but the thousands that suffered from asbestos exposure in the military were able to successfully pursue legal action against the asbestos companies that manufacture the products which led to life-threatening diseases. If you are a World War II veteran that developed an asbestos-related disease you may be eligible for compensation.