The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features authors of recent books related to the history of Ticonderoga and the surrounding region. June 23: Former Albany, N.Y. Associated Press Journalist, Chris Carolla, presents The Man Who Captured Tojo. Saratoga Springs native Lt. John “Jack” Wilpers, serving in the Counter Intelligence Corps, was part of a small group ordered to locate and capture Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo after the September 2, 1945 Japanese surrender that ended the war in the Pacific. Carola interviewed Wilpers in 2010 and shares his story through this presentation. This event is a presentation only and will not be followed by a book signing. Wilpers was born in Albany and grew up in Saratoga Springs, where he graduated from St. Peter’s Academy (now Saratoga Central Catholic High School) in 1937. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942, serving in New Guinea and the Philippines. After his role in capturing Tojo, he served in the CIA for 33 years.