The USS Pickaway (APA/LPA-222) was a Haskell-class attack transport laid down on September 1, 1944, and launched on November 5, the same year. It was commissioned on December 12, 1944, under Comdr. H. L. Bixby’s command, with the hull number APA-222 and it served in the US Navy for 22 years until it was decommissioned on September 1, 1976. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 536 people on board and had its main missions in California, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, San Francisco, Espiritu Santo, Apra Harbor, Guam, and Yokosuka. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on September 1, 1976. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Pickaway (APA/LPA-222) received 1 battle star and another 6 battle stars for the Korean activity. The US military shipbuilding contracts used a lot of asbestos because it was an ideal material for this purpose. Everyone who served and worked onboard the USS Pickaway (APA/LPA-222) and has asbestos-related health symptoms, like shortness of breath, chest pain, may be entitled to VA benefits and compensation.