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MORE ON Major HamiltonLt Colonel then Major Hamilton was part of three man team that was given a special mission during Operation Torch in 1942. The team consisted of Colonel Demas T. Craw, Major Pierpoint M. Hamilton, and their jeep driver Private Orris W. Corey. For Colonel Craw it was a fatal mission, however Major Hamilton and Private Corey survived and were able to give first hand account of the mission they were directed to carry out. Colonel Craw and Major Hamilton were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Private Orris W.Corey was awarded the Silver Star. All three were heroes.
Hamilton was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in December, 1942. He served throughout World War II and in peacetime both with the post-1947 United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve and attained the rank of Major General by his retirement in 1957. He passed away at age 83 on March 4, 1982 and rests in peace in the Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, CA.
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