Gene Scranton hospitalized

I am sad to pass on information on one of the icons of cartridge collecting, Gene Scranton. I had a call from Norm Hower at Woodin Lab in Tucson, letting me know that Gene is undergoing surgery for a tumor in his colon.

We are all familiar with the volumes of “History of Modern U.S. Military Small Arms Ammunition” by Franck Hackley, Bill Woodin, and Gene Scranton.

Gene is currently 86 years old, and we would think he would be very appreciative to receive a card or a note to speed his recovery. You can send your greeting to:

Eugene L. Scranton (Patient)
Tucson Medical Center
5301 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712

Thank You, and please keep Gene in your prayers.

Done, will mail tomorrow. When I stopped by the Woodin Lab a couple of years ago, all three of them were busy discussing something (the book?) so I was left to meander in the museum and make friends with the dogs. I did manage to ask Bill a couple of questions. It is exciting to get anything from the outside when one is in a hospital, it is not a nice place to be.

I am proud to now own part of his .303 British collection that was purchased by Gerald Morris.

I’ll send a card as well.