Fred Vernon Bartram Sr.
January 16, 1929 - October 17, 2017
Fred Vernon Bartram was born January 16th, 1929. He was the youngest child born to James Blaine and Dollie Mae Web Bartram of Aflex, Kentucky, They later moved to West Virginia when Fred was 10. Growing up in the Great Depression he gained a new outlook on life, and learned good can come from bad, and meaning can come from tragedy.
In 1947, seeking adventure and a chance to see the world beyond the Tugg River, Fred enlisted in the Army. He forewent a career as a coal miner to take a chance seeking more opportunities, taking a train to California for basic training. During his military career, Fred had his chance to see the world and help as many as . . .