Meet our team of passionate and dedicated history buffs.

Max Poorthuis
Max PoorthuisPresident
Max is President and Founder of the Society. He also is Honorary Member of the 16th Infantry Regiment.
Jurgen Wijnands
Jurgen WijnandsSecretary
Jurgen is the custodian of all the Society’s organizational records and the go-to guy for Vietnam research.
Marnix Verschoor
Marnix VerschoorTreasurer
Marnix is the Society’s financial watchdog and is responsible for the organization’s financial management.
Ben Hilton
Ben HiltonResearcher
Ben is the Society’s representative in the United Kingdom. His main area of expertise is uniforms and equipment.
Dirk van den Bol
Dirk van den BolResearcher
Dirk is project leader of the “Faces of the 16th Infantry Regiment” and a World War II era vehicles enthusiast.
Sylvain Hottiaux
Sylvain HottiauxResearcher
Sylvain is the Society’s representative in France and has endless knowledge of the battle of Normandy.
Robbert Morsink
Robbert MorsinkResearcher
Robbert is researcher for the “Faces of the 16th Infantry Regiment” and an avid World War II militaria collector.


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