It takes a long time to become a good and knowledgeable historian/battlefield guide. It needs passion, a heart for history! It takes many years of studying, researching and exploring the battlefields, gathering information and building up a network with people you can trust and work with.
All of this is not enough. One needs people who support you, trust you and help you to get better day by day, a backbone.
I have been very lucky to have so many people, family, colleagues, friends who have supported me over the past 20 years. Hereby I would like to express my utmost gratitude to all of you special people who supported me and made it possible for me to do what I love to do. THANK YOU, beautiful people!
My beloved wife and sons, for their support and tolerance. I love you.
My grandpa: WWII Veteran. I miss you.
My father, my mother, my brother and my grandmother.
Also very special thanks go to:
The City of Bastogne, Mr. André Meurisse, Ken McAuliffe, Helen Patton, Paul and Magali Woodadge, Erwin Janssen, Joel Robert, Eric Lemoine, Peter Deprez, Cédric Gregoire, Dominique Potier, Joel Denis, Betty Taylor Hill 502 PIR, Filip Willems, Jake Powers, Gordon Blithe 506 PIR, Babe Heffron 506 PIR, Richard Riley, Susan Finn, Trisha Zavrel, Mark Bando, Linda Cautaert, Ray and Cristy Pfeiffer,Brian Makos from Valor Studios, Erik Dorr, Dalton Einhorn, Ian Gardner, Tim Gray, Red Falvey 506 PIR, Donald Burgett 506 PIR, Reneé Burgett, James V Morgia 84th Inf Div., John Sherman 327 GIR, Frank Gubbels, Brian Kruse, Doug Wilber 326 AEB, Rodney Roycroft and ADT, Ray & Helen Nagell 321 GFAB, Brandon McMorries, Kevin Distel, Stan Ortman, Ann McKendry, Forrest Guth 506 PIR, Larry Alexander, Erwin Geebelen, Raphael Giot, Robert Remacle, Lysiane Thonus, Emile Lacroix, Laurent Olivier, Mark Bando, Gregory De Kock, Bob Konings, Amos Almeida 502 PIR, Xander Almeida, Joey Almeida, Albert Almeida, Paul Adamic, Kevin Brooks, Mack Purifoy, Donald Van den Bogert, Tom Peeters, Frank Vanstreels, Bill Guarnere 506 PIR, Bobby Hunter 501 PIR, Jurgen Swinkels, Hans Van Kessel, Rob Clam, Chris Langlois, Walter Hughes 504 PIR, Don Hunter 110 AAA, Brian Domitrovich, John McAuliffe 87th Inf Div ., Mr Grégoire La Gleize, Chad Weisensel, David Campbell, Brian Domitrovich, Martin K.A. Morgan, Nancy Scott, Peter Deprez, Pee Wee Martin, Mrs Frey 501 PIR, Petra and Leoni Wenstedt, Joe Bossi, John Primerano 501 PIR, Frank Gubbels, Erin Faith Allen, Guido Raymaekers, Mark Easton, Mathieu Steffens, Doug Barber, Jennifer Bassarearer, John Bassarearer 285 FAOB, Tom Timmermans, Mr. d’Hoffschmidt, Henri Mignon, Allan Howerton 84th Inf Div, Bruce Hoyt Moore, Hank Skowronski 326 Med Bn, Vincent Speranza 501 PIR, Warren Wilt 508 PIR, Herman Zerger 36th Inf Div, Risto Milosevic, …..all the people who toured the battlefields with me in the past .
And ALL who I forgot to mention in this post !!!!!!