In his campaign literature, Calumet Park, IL, Mayor Joseph DuPar claimed that he was awarded four Bronze Stars and a Congressional Medal of Honor.
It’s worthy of note that this Chicago suburb became the first town in America to name a street for President Obama. “We want to stamp his name (on the community),” Mayor DuPar said. “I haven’t heard of anyone else doing this. We’re a little community, but we
may be the first out of the gate” to name a street after the president.”
DuPar did serve his country, but research conducted by the Chicago Tribune discovered that the mayor received a Vietnam Service Medal and four Bronze Service Stars–but not Bronze Star Medals–which are awarded for meritorious service or valor. Nor was he awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Abe Wilson, who was an opponent of DuPar’s in last year’s election, was the first to question
these honors; he was hit with a defamation suit by DuPar. Wilson is a retired Marine. Now it’s DuPar who is in trouble–with the law.