The USS Waldron (DD-699) was an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer laid down on November 16, 1943, as DD-699 and launched on March 26, the following year. It was commissioned on June 7, 1944, under Commander George E. Peckham’s command and served in the US Navy for 29 years until it was decommissioned on October 30, 1973. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 336 people on board and had its main missions in Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Eniwetok, Formosa, Pearl Harbor, Korea, and Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Naval Register and sold to Colombia on October 30, 1973. For the services brought to the country during World War II, the USS Waldron received 4 battle stars and another 1 battle star for the activity during the Vietnam War. In some respects, the diagnosis of asbestos-related respiratory diseases is challenging. The diagnosis is obtained from a specialist medical practitioner based on the reported symptoms and a review of the individual's medical history and employment history concerning exposure to asbestos on the job. If your doctor suspects you might have an asbestos-related condition, you will receive referral to a lung disease specialist who will test for any scarring to the lung.