USS Soley (DD-707) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Soley (DD-707) was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on April 18, 1944, as DD-707 and launched on September 8, the same year. It was commissioned on December 7, 1944, under Commander John S. Lewis’ command and served in the US Navy for 26 years until it was decommissioned on February 13, 1970. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had its main missions in Bermuda, Norfolk, San Diego, the Marshalls, Kusaie Island, the Gilberts, Wake Island, Yokosuka, and Korea. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register on July 1, 1970, and assigned to a fleet training exercise. For the services brought to the country during the Korean War, the USS Soley received one battle star.

Veterans with asbestos-related conditions can file for asbestos trust funds compensation in addition to their VA claims. Asbestos trust funds were set up to give those suffering from the malfeasance of bankrupt companies access to funds that might lessen their and their family’s suffering. To qualify for payments you may need you to prove your claim with work history documentation and medical records.

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Shipmates on USS Soley (DD-707)

Larry Hilliard Center

John Gray Cooper

John Duperock

John T. Guinan

Henry John Ilund

Harry Lieberman

Waldemar G. Morrison

Roger Leon Sorrells

James David Tadlock

Maurice Hughes Wise