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Timothy Cavanaugh
  • 35, Male
  • Orlando, FL
  • United States
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Staff Sergeant
Where were you or your family stationed?
Medina, AFB
Veteran of Foreign War
Afghanistan, Iraq
Current Status with the US Navy
Start date of your service
May 7, 2003
End date of your service
May 9, 2007

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Asbestos Exposure in the Military

Posted on November 3, 2008 at 9:00am 4 Comments

According to a revealing statistic, more than 30 percent of Americans beset with mesothelioma (a rapacious cancer that attacks the internal lining of the lungs, abdomen, and heart) were exposed to asbestos during military service.

Out of the hundreds of occupations exposed to asbestos, veterans account for 30% of all mesothelioma cancer patients. Due to common military practices, veterans who served between 1940 and 1970 have a great… Continue

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At 10:28am on September 6, 2013, stephen m gibson said…

hey tim, got your email sounds like we have something in common the va,my claim is with review board and has been there awhile.they know the ship i was on and where she went on different op's.they also know she was built with asbestos and water was processed off the coast of nam for ships drinking ,cooking, and bathing.i've sent them a letter from a senator stating the bill that covers vets being exposed to agent orange and asbestos.i am on oxygen 24/7 and have been put on 100%disability by social security.this started bout 13-14 yrs after i was honoarably discharged.i knew nothing about asbestos or anything till my vet rep told me about it.i have received a disability benefits  hand book from va and that is all.if you anymore info send it will use anthing i can to wake em up!!! stephen gibson usn retired.

At 5:53pm on October 30, 2008, Douglas Karr said…
Welcome Aboard, Tim! Thanks for your service in Iraq.

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