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Pierpont Morgan Hamilton
Birth: Aug. 3, 1898
Tuxedo Park
Orange County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 1982
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Hamilton served as a Rank Major, United States Army Air Corps. He was awarded his medal for service Near Port Lyautey, French Morocco, on November 8, 1942. His citation reads-For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty. On 8 November 1942, near Port Lyautey, French Morocco, Lt. Col. Hamilton volunteered to accompany Col. Demas Craw on a dangerous mission to the French commander, designed to bring about a cessation of hostilities. Driven away from the mouth of the Sebou River by heavy shelling from all sides, the landing boat was finally beached at Mehdia Plage despite continuous machinegun fire from 3 low-flying hostile planes. Driven in a light truck toward French headquarters, this courageous mission encountered intermittent firing, and as it neared Port Lyautey a heavy burst of machinegun fire was delivered upon the truck from pointblank range, killing Col. Craw instantly. Although captured immediately, after this incident, Lt. Col. Hamilton completed the mission. (bio by: K) 
 
Burial:
Santa Barbara Cemetery
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 34.43201, -119.65551
 
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Record added: Sep 15, 2003
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