By Chris Langlois

How Easy Company Became A

Band of Brothers

Illustrated by Anneke Helleman

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.

Doc Roe Grandson

Chris Langlois

Chris Langlois is a grandson of medic Eugene Gilbert Roe, Sr. Roe joined Easy Company at Camp Mackall, just after Toccoa. Chis is orginally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana State Univeristy. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Patricia, and daughter Julia. Both Chris and Patricia are police officers. Chris is donating a portion of the profits to the Band of Brothers Family Foundation, so more copies of this book can be placed in school libraries and classrooms. He started Doc Roe Publishing (on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).

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Anneke Hellerman

Anneke Helleman is from the Netherlands where she lives with her husband Gert-Jan IJzerman. She has a son and a daughter, both of whom are happily married. She is also a proud grandmother. She is co-owner of a furniture shop and a professional painter. Her artwork stretches from Realism to hand lettering WWII Aircraft Nose-Art on leather jackets. Her passion for WWII began when she visited the American Cemetery in Margraten and heard stories of some of the soldiers buried there. She is forever grateful for her freedom. Anneke can be reached at: [email protected]
“An extremely informative and easy-to-read book the educates children about freedom’s true cost and ultimately honors the veteransfor their service in WWII.”

-Marcus Brotherton, New York Times bestselling author of “Shifty’s War,” “A Company of Heroes,” and “We Who are Alive and Remain: untold stories from the Band of Brothers.”

Reviews From Amazon

Thomas L. Barber

Our family loves Stephen Ambrose’s book and the HBO mini-series, but for some of us the language is too strong and the scenes are too graphic. And yet, we want to pass on the lessons of this history as well as honor the veterans who lived it. This book, written by one of Doc Roe’s grandsons (Roe being an important character in this true story) meets the need perfectly. It is written for the reading level of a young teenager, so adults will still find it engaging while being able to read it aloud to even the youngest of audiences. Five stars and two thumbs up!


This book really is a magnificent way to spread this history far and wide and to a group of young people to know about the Greatest Generation and what the fight for freedom truly is. And the art work is superb. An absolute “must read” and a great addition to middle school/Jr High/High school libraries.