Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series - Jack Wilpers: The Man Who Captured Tojo
"Jack Wilpers: The Man Who Captured Tojo", presented by Chris Carola, Reporter, The Associated Press, Albany, N.Y.
Associated Press reporter Chris Carola tells the story of Jack Wilpers, a Saratogian who found himself making global headlines days after World War II ended. Lt. Wilpers was part of an Army intelligence unit that captured former Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo, and the then 25-year-old Saratoga Springs resident played a key role in keeping Tojo alive after he attempted suicide. Carola will also detail how he finally convinced Jack Wilpers to talk to a reporter about that historic day for the first time in 65 years - thanks to Mother Nature, a chance encounter on a New England beach and a Saratoga Race Course giveaway hat.
This FREE event takes place on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from Noon – 1:00 PM in the H. Dutcher Community Room, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
For more information, contact the Saratoga Heritage Area Visitor Center, 297 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.