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Robert W. Trout graduated from Lafayette College in 1934. In 1943 he began his military service as a corporal in the Medical Administrative Corps. After attending Officer Candidate School, he was sent to Tinian in the Marianas in the Pacific Theater. After the Japanese surrender, Trout spent one year of occupation duty in Japan. The scrapbooks document Trout’s experiences as an Army medical supply officer posted at various station hospitals in Japan from November 1945 to June 1946. They contain three diaries which cover his time spent in the cities of Fukuoka, Moji, and Kobe.