Pacific View Mortuary & Memorial Park

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Stanley Madison Troutman

October 3, 1917January 2, 2020

Stanley Madison Troutman October 3, 1917 – January 2, 2020

Stanley Madison Troutman, known for his gritty photographs as a war correspondent during WWII and his 42-year tenure directing the photography department at UCLA, passed away January 2, 2020 from pneumonia in Newport Beach, Ca. He was 102.

During WWII, Mr. Troutman was embedded with the U.S. Marines, Army, and Army Air Force during some of the toughest battles of the Pacific, including Saipan, Tinian, Guam, Peleliu, Leyte, Borneo, Luzon, and Corregidor. He also photographed Americans liberated from prisoner of war camps in China, and he was the first American civilian to photograph the ruins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki from the ground after the atomic bombs. His photographs appeared in newspapers, magazines, and on broadcast stations across the United States, including Life Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, and NBC.

Mr. Troutman built up the photography department at UCLA from a 1-man operation in 1946 to a fully staffed cinematography department known for excellence. He also filmed the 1956 Olympics in Australia.

Mr. Troutman received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Press Photographer’s Association of Greater Los Angeles in 2004. In recent years, he gave interviews and slide presentations about his experience as a WWII correspondent. His story is featured in the book, Pictures for Heroes, and a forthcoming documentary.

Mr. Troutman was active in his community and church, and remained passionate about photography, UCLA, and sports. He will be remembered for his positive spirit, generosity, and his love for his family. Mr. Troutman is survived by three children, eight grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and one great-great grand child. He is deeply loved by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held January 19 at 2:00 PM at the Newport Center First United Methodist Church in Corona Del Mar.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: the Stan Troutman Endowment Fund with the Press Photographer’s Association of Greater Los Angeles (https://www.ppagla.org/donate); or Honor Flight Southland (https://www.honorflightsouthland.org/donate).


  • Memorial Service Sunday, January 19, 2020


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Torin Boyd

January 18, 2020

I only met Stan late in life, but he made me feel as if we were friends for years. He was one of the great ones, a giant among our profession. I am so honored he shared his stories with me, and most of all that warm laugh when he would tell them.

He will be dearly missed. Rest in peace Stan.

Torin Boyd
Photojournalist and filmmaker
Tokyo, Japan

Waly vilenica

January 18, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
I worked for Stan at U.C.L.A for 28 years he was my mentor and very dear friend..Thank you for the memories you will truly be missed.