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ERACLEO ALIMPOLO: The last Filipino WWI veteran to die

Updated on October 15, 2012

The saga of an Ilocano boy who joined the US Navy and other field services

Alimpolo with Rear Admiral Brown, 13th District Cmdr. on his visit to ISC Seattle
Alimpolo with Rear Admiral Brown, 13th District Cmdr. on his visit to ISC Seattle | Source
Fil-Am vets on parade
Fil-Am vets on parade

Tribute to Eracleo Alimpolo

On April 23, 1898 in Isabela, Philippines was born one Eracleo Alimpolo. At the early age of 18, he bade goodbye to his family and country the Philippines and went to the U.S. of America where he joined the US Navy on October 23, 1916. He served the rank of a Steward till February 27. 1920.

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Alimpolo was proud to carry with him a signed souvenir photo of the Commander of US Pacific Fleet in WWII Chester William Nimitza. It is believed he once served under him while in active duty.

Records show he attended Brown Preparatory School for 4 years from 1920 to 1924. He likewise worked on a ship. In Brazil, it is noted he tried to open his own business livelihood.

He was employed on December 17, 1928 as steward First Class in the US Coast Guard where he got enlisted. In 1932. Alimpolo finished OSTS (Officer Steward Training School).

Despite distance he did not forget his family back in Isabela. He mailed money to finance the schooling of his brother’s 7 kids.

He had the opportunity to serve several ships while under the Coast Guard, including the Alexander Hamilton, the cutters Tahoe, Algonquin, Pontchartrain, Madrona, Trais and Clover. He also served shore units in Florida, Washington and Alaska.

On board the US CGC Fir, he filed his retirement on Oct. 1, 1957 as a Chief Steward after serving a total 22 years, 8 moths and 14 days of brilliant military service.

He lived in Seattle and find work once more in 1957 at Boeing Aircraft and retired thereafter in 1970’s

In his late 90’s Eracleo was beaten and robbed in downtown Seattle. He was moved into Guardianships of Seattle at the age of 103

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.

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