One Man's Hero

One Man’s Hero tells the little-known story of the “St. Patrick’s Battalion” a group made up primarily of Irish immigrants who deserted to Mexico after encountering religious and ethnic prejudice in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War. The plot centers around the personal story of John Riley, an Irishman who had been a sergeant in the American Army who is now commissioned as a captain in the Mexican army who leads his men in battle and struggles with authorities on both sides of the border.

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