Episode #65: The Accidental Hero: Lt. Col. Matt Konop
It was May 1945 and American forces were freeing the people of western Czechoslovakia from their Nazi overlords. Lieutenant Colonel Matt Konop led several first contact missions into these Czech towns, mainly armed with his knowledge of the Czech language. Just like that, he became a legend. Konop's grandson, Patrick Dewane, has kept the memory of this accidental hero alive with his 90-minute, one-man play. We had a chance to talk with him on the eve of his trip to the Czech Republic for liberation weekend 2017.