Mildred Trotter

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Washington University’s world-renowned anthropologist Mildred Trotter took a one-year leave of absence from the university in 1948 to work at the Central Identification Laboratory in Oahu, Hawaii. Trotter worked as part of the American Graves Registration Service along with her team of embalmers, dentists, photographers and X-ray technicians to identify the remains of World War II service members  who died in the Pacific theater during the war.