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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Pierpont Morgan Hamilton (August 3, 1898 - March 4, 1982) was a United States Army Air Forces officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration-the Medal of Honor-for his actions in World War II.Hamilton was born in Tuxedo Park, New York on August 3, 1898 to William Pierson Hamilton (great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton) and Juliet Pierpont Morgan (daughter of John Pierpont Morgan). He attended Harvard University where he attained a bachelor's degree and master's degree. In August 1917, as the United States joined World War I, he entered military service, receiving flight training first at the Aviation Ordnance School atCornell University and then at flying schools at Hazelhurst Field, New York and Ellington Field, Texas. On May 8, 1918 he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Officer's Reserve Corps and served as an instructor pilot at Ellington Field for the remainder of the war.