Marine with asbestos cancer beloved by family and friends
Are you a marine with an asbestos disease? Our attorneys are ready to help.
In recent news about the dangers of asbestos, the family of an ex-marine who fought in one of World War II's fiercest battles has paid tribute to a man who "remained a soldier in his soul." When he died last year of mesothelioma, many people mourned his passing.
From childhood he dreamed of serving his country as a marine and joined as soon as he was of age.
His daughter recalled: "He signed up in 1938. It was what he'd always wanted. He spent his time as a child, dreaming about joining up, and even after he left, he was still a Marine in his soul."
He reportedly served across the world, including from 1940-42 in the Siege of Malta, a bitter campaign which historians believe helped turn the Second World War in the Allies' favor.
After the war, he worked as a car salesman from 1959 to 1980, and dedicated his leisure time to his family.
He died aged 87 last year of mesothelioma cancer from asbestos exposure in the marines.
We now know that every branch of the U.S. military, including the Marines, and many civilian employers have used asbestos in some way in decades past.
Asbestos exposure was especially prevalent for service members since it was used throughout ships and machinery from the 1930s through the 1970s.
We can help marines with asbestos cancer
Ex-marines with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer should know they have options: the opportunity to bring a lawsuit against manufacturers and sellers of the asbestos that caused their illness.
If you were harmed by asbestos exposure, for example, in ships or military housing, please complete the form below for a free review of your possible asbestos case.
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