The transportation industry is chaotic and confusing. We read daily that the ocean carriers are still bleeding. The result: dramatic cost-cutting measures including hundreds of unprecedented worldwide layoffs for one major shipping line this summer. Those reductions affected a wide range of employees, from senior executives to support staff.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Eracleo Alimpolo, was born in Isabela, Philippines on April 23, 1898. He served in the merchant marines before leaving the Philippines. He left the Philippines and enlisted in the US Navy on October 23, 1916 at the age of 18, serving as a Steward until February 27, 1920.
He has an autograph picture of Admiral Nimitzs with warm remarks. It appears he once served under him during his career.
|Alimpolo with Rear Adm. Brown|
He attended a school named Brown Preparatory from 1920 to 1924. Records show he has also worked on a ship and possibly attempted to start his own business in Brazil.
On December 17, 1928 he enlisted in the US Coast Guard as Steward First Class at a pay of $84 per month.
He successfully completed Officer Steward Training School in 1932.
Eracleo remained faithful to his family in the Philippines and continually sent money home to help pay for the education of his brother’s seven children.
In the Coast Guard, Eracleo served aboard several ships, including the Alexander Hamilton (1937), which was a full sail vessel. He also served aboard the cutters Tahoe, Algonquin, Pontchartrain, Madrona, Trais, and Clover. He also served at various shore units in the Miami, Florida, area as well as Seattle, Washington and Juneau, Alaska. His last assignment in the Coast Guard was aboard the USCGC Fir before retiring on October 1, 1957 as a Chief Steward after a total of 22 years, eight months and 14 days of military service.
Eracleo settled in the Seattle area and went to work at Boeing Aircraft in 1957 and eventually retired from there in 1970’s.
In his late 90’s Eracleo was beaten and robbed in downtown Seattle. He was moved into Guardianships of Seattle where at the age of 103, he continue to exercise daily and enjoys short walks and reading letters.
He used to stay at the following address, CSC Eracleo Alimpolo, USCG (Ret.) c/o 200 Ist Avenue West, Suite 308; Seattle, WA 98119.
He received the following awards: American Defense Service Medal; American Campaign Medal, WW11 Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal.
Eracleo died October 2, 2002 at the age of 104 years and 5 months. He was buried at Sunset Hills, Memorial Park, Seattle Washington.
<> <> <>
Posted by Nicanor Radomes at 7:34 AM