^I worked with the Mongoose during the entirety of my 11 1/2 years as editor of Gun World. He was an ad salesman for Drag Racer, which was in the same stable of publications as Gun World. Nice guy. He and I were usually in sort of a de facto competition for who had the messiest office in the company. Judging from old photos, he was a fine specimen of manhood in his glory days, but like many ex-athletes, he had let himself go and had become very corpulent by the time I met him. I was mildly surprised that he made it to 81. On balance, I fear he had a pretty sad life.