June 1944. The landing . The American airborne parachute his best men at the heart of occupied France. The best ? Not just misguided ... Four soldiers form a makeshift unit , united by sheer incompetence for war and determined to " take cover until it happens." For if the world is experiencing the largest armed conflict that humanity has known , they have every intention of staying alive ... and to come across as a little French ... What they ignore is that Fate has reserved them a much more important role . Awkward , a little loose , endearing , they form the most special unit of the US military : four morons who , without really meaning to, will change the course of history ... They are the Lazy Company.