New York State Military Museum
Winter/Spring 2017 Speakers Series
Sponsored by the Friends of the New York State Military Museum
Saturday, April 1, 2:00PM – The Man Who Captured Tojo - Associated Press reporter Chris Carola will give a presentation on the key role John “Jack” Wilpers, a bookie's son from Saratoga Springs, played in capturing—and keeping alive—one of World War II’s most wanted war criminals, Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo. Carola will also discuss his 20-year quest to get Wilpers, a CIA retiree, to talk about his place in history for the first time since 1945. FREE!
Saturday, April 8, 2:00PM – Over There with O'Ryan's Roughnecks: The 27th Division under British Command, 1918 – The 27th Division, New York’s Own, was one of two US Army divisions to serve under foreign command during World War I. John Bessette will give an overview of the formation of the 27th Division, its training in America and with the British in France, its deployment in the trenches, and its role in breaking the Hindenburg Line. He will also discuss the experiences of several representative New York State doughboys, particularly their interactions and relationships with their British and Australian counterparts. FREE!
All events are free and and are at the New York State Military Museum, 61 Lake Avenue.