Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne was one of many cohesive units which served with distinction during World War II. First brought to the public eye in 1992 by historian Stephen Ambrose's book, "Band of Brothers," these soldiers, then in their 70s, became internationally famous by the HBO miniseries under the same name, produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.
This illustrated story book will immerse students and adults alike in the stories of ordinary men who courageously volunteered to join the elite paratroopers. Chris Langlois, a grandson of medic Eugene Roe, who served in Easy Company, collaborated with artist Anneke Helleman from The Netherlands to create an introduction to the men of Easy Company. This is the beginning of a journey for the reader to learn more about these heroes.