FRED D. BRAMMER Geologist
Fred Dennis Brammer, 86, died of congestive heart failure on August 18, 2013 at his home in McLean, Virginia. Mr. Brammer was born and raised in Charlotte, NC before serving in the Army in the Pacific during World War ll. In 1951, after graduating from the University of North Carolina with a degree in Geology, he moved to Washington, DC.He worked for the Federal Government for over thirty-seven years, first, at the Army Map Service, then at the Federal Power Commission and finally at the Department of Energy. During that time, he testified before Congress as an expert witness on natural gas reserves and received two Outstanding Achievement Awards.Mr. Brammer was an avid Science Fiction enthusiast and First Fandom member. He was instrumental in getting the pilot episode of Star Trek into the Smithsonian Museum, which led to a private tour for him and his family of the Star Trek set in 1968.He is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Cecilia, 84, and his son, Eric, 50, who resides in New York, NY.An interment service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in April of 2014.
Published by The Washington Post on Dec. 22, 2013.