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And we’re off!! See you soon, Florida 💁 ...

First day of the tour and we’re heading to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport 💁 see you there!! ...

Hi everyone from New Smyrna Beach!! Tour starts tomorrow 💁 ...

One of the most fantastic gentlemen and great friend Mr. Irwin Stovroff passed away. Irwin was a part of the Foundation for countless years. A true advocate for our Veterans, preserving WWII history and touched everyone he met.

STOVROFF, IRWIN J
Boca Raton, Florida
8-10- 1922- 1-16- 18

Irwin was born in Buffalo, NY and lived in Youngstown, OH and Greensboro, NC. He was a Jewish Prisoner of War in Germany during WWII. Wherever he went, he went with all his heart. Irwin’s philosophy in life was that people matter, not things and he put that frame of thought to work helping other veterans at the West Palm Beach Veteran’s Hospital and Co-Founding Vets Helping Heroes, which raises funds for veterans in need of Service Dogs.

Survived by Suzy, [Michael] Strella, and companion of many years, Doris Tamarkin.

Son of Max and Bertha Stovroff, [deceased], married to Sterra Penner Stovroff, [deceased], father of Jill Feldman [deceased], brother to Mort [deceased] and [Joan], Stovroff.

An extraordinary life:
2nd Lieutenant Irwin Stovroff, 506 Squadron, 44 th Bomb Group, POW Stalag Luft 1, Purple Heart recipient

Graduated from University of Illinois

Worked for family retail furniture business in Youngstown, Ohio and then Thomasville Furniture International until retirement at age 75.

Volunteered as National Service Officer for Ex-POW’s at Palm Beach VA Hospital

9/2000 Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross presented by Senator John McCain

1/2002 President’s Call to Service Award from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, from George Bush

3/21/2008 by order of President Sarkozy of the French Republic he was presented the Legion of Honor medal.

10/2009 Congressional Record, Wounded Warriors K-9 Corps Act [Instrumental in legally allowing Service Dogs for veterans with physical and mental disabilities.] With Honorable Ron Klein, Senator Al Franken and Congressman Ed Whitfield.

President Obama signed into law the Defense Authorization Act of 2010, supporting Wounded Warrior K-9 Corps Act inspired by Irwin Stovroff

3/18/2013 Congressional Record honored his work that provided Veterans with Service Dogs.

4/22/13 Proclamation By Mayor Steve Abrams & Congressman Ted Deutch, Irwin Stovroff Day Boca Raton

4/30/15 FAU Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters

Honored at Avenue of 444 Flags, Hermitage, PA, [where 444 days Americans were held hostage in Iran]

Featured in documentaries, “A Gift of Life”, “Shot Up and Shot Down” & “Bagels Over Berlin”

Featured in Gerald Astor’s book, “The Mighty Eighth”

Featured in Tracy Libby’s book, “Reporting for Duty”

Irwin’s biography, L.A. Weiser’s book, “An Extraordinary Life… Gone to the Dogs”

Irwin has been a part of the Wings of Freedom Tour since the start.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL – Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE)

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Boca Raton, FL – Boca Raton Airport (BCT)

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