The Stormtrooper had friends on the destroyed Deathstar. You know when I was a little kid and saw Star Wars Episode IV in 1977 (before they later on renamed it A New Hope) I always thought the Stormtroopers were robots, or I guess in Star Wars terms, Droids. I never thought they were troops of people.
In some Star Wars stories, not the movies, there were a group of elite mercenaries called Bright Stars. They were named this because these Stormtroopers had highly-polished, shiny, chrome-plated armour .