WWII hero gets honorary doctorate at FAU

May 5, 2015

Irwin Stovroff, a World War II hero, received an honorary doctorate from Florida Atlantic University. (submitted photo, FPG) Watch the video The well-known twinkle in his eye was working overtime before Irwin Stovroff got to do something he never did before at 92. “I’m still making news,” he said, jokingly, wearing academic garb before joining the procession at one of…

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In Boca, three generations of veterans recount their experiences

November 12, 2014

By Anne Geggis, Sun Sentinel 11/12/14 Kathy Champion, Mel Pollack and Irwin Stovroff Across three generations from three different conflicts, the human toll paid when countries send their young men and women to fight was described in blood-drenched detail. For Veteran’s Day, a pilot from World War II, another from Vietnam and a civilian affairs officer who served in both Afghanistan…

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Irwin Stovroff Visits Normandy 70 Years Later

September 2, 2014

Irwin became the American Veteran Air Force “Rock Star” of Normandy and I grew muscles pushing him around in his aluminum wheel chair. Irwin’s Doris and my wife, Barbara were thrilled to see the joy Irwin experienced during the entire trip. We spent 3 days in Paris showing Irwin the best sites and food followed by a great Tauck river…

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L.A. Weiser’s "An Extraordinary Life . . . Gone to the Dogs"

July 23, 2014

Written by John Stemple and originally posted on Irwin Stovroff, from Buffalo, New York, arrived in England during 1944 and one of his first operational missions took place on D-Day. Mr. Stovroff, born of Russian parents from Siberia, related to writer Lisa Weiser accounts of wartime life in Scotland and England and the daily encounters with death faced by…

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WLRN film tells stories of Florida Jews in the military

May 10, 2014

Sun-Sentinal, May 8, 2014 | By Johnny Diaz, Staff writer, 954-356-4939 “Jews in the Military” will be TV at 9 p.m. May 13, 18 and 29, WLRN-Ch. 17 in Fort Lauderdale-Miami and West Palm Beach TV markets In “A Call To Serve: Florida Jews and the Military,” retired… (Steve Waxman/Courtesy) A natural storyteller, Steve Waxman just had to share what…

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Veterans’ Service Dogs Receive Full Medical Insurance

February 13, 2014

January 30, 2014 By: Edie Lau For The VIN News Service Service dogs belonging to American military veterans are now covered by comprehensive private health insurance under a new arrangement by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). A contract between the VA and the company Trupanion provides payment for care by licensed veterinarians of working service and guide dogs…

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Cesar’s Top 9 Holiday Tips for Dogs

December 17, 2013

Originally posted on 1. Tire your dog out before visiting or receiving holiday guests. Keep in mind that holiday visits are not typical visits. They may involve more heightened energy than normal, since often we haven’t seen these people in a while, and dog people have a tendency to get excited around others’ pets. Your dog is more likely…

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On this Veterans Day

November 10, 2013

Most Americans have never fought in a war, never smelled fear and ammunition in combat, never worried about being blown up by a roadside bomb. This Veterans Day, we as Americans need to remember those who fought for our country while we stayed safe, out of the crossfire. Please not to let this Veterans Day go past without participating in…

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An Ally in Healing

November 9, 2013

Some families have spent years living with the nightmares, depression and anger of a veteran’s PTSD, while desperately trying to find ways to cope. Others are just getting started. “When one person joins, the whole family serves” is a common saying among military personnel. Over two million children in the United States have had a parent deployed to active military…

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Friday, September 20, 2013 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day

September 19, 2013

We couldn’t let it go by without honoring two very special people, Irwin Stovroff, WWII, Ex-Pow, Founder and President of Vets Helping Heroes, and LT COL Melvin Pollack, US Air Force (ret.), Ex-POW and member of the Board of Directors. It is truly an honor to have you lead the VHH organization and thank you for your sacrifice and service.…

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

September 19, 2013

The calls come in from all over the country at all hours of the day. They come from active-duty vets in the field, and from vets trying to transition back into civilian life, Tell me how to get unstuck before I pull the trigger. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. It is a reminder that mental health does not have…

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"A Gift of Life" – A Documentary

January 15, 2012

“The Gift of Life”, is the story of B-24 Bombardier, Lt. Irwin Stovroff, who survived being shot down and captured over Nazi occupied France, and his subsequent 13 months in a POW camp where he was isolated to be shot for being Jewish. Thankfully before that could happen, the camp was liberated by Russian Cossacks. After returning home, he was…

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