The Accidental Hero is a one-man show detailing the true story of an American officer in World War II. It’s written and performed by Patrick Dewane, the grandson of the play’s protagonist.
For years, Dewane would visit his grandparents' house and see WWII memorabilia decorating the house. He would beg his grandfather, Matt Konop, to tell him war stories, but he wouldn't talk.
Konop died in 1983 and Dewane "figured that we buried grandpa with his stories."