I was deployed for a second tour in Iraq as a Lead Vehicle Commander back in 08'-09'. One evening I noticed a mostly buried object on the approach to my vehicle. It was a Streamlight Microstream® flashlight that was most likely accidently dropped by a U.S. soldier. I carefully unearthed it from that hard-packed sandy gravel. I put in a new battery and it still functioned!
I carried this Streamlight® for the next 8 months through many combat patrol missions. Whenever I needed my Streamlight® to preform, it stayed true and steady. When we lost all auxiliary power, it was our only means of illumination.
When I came home, I packed it away into my deployment mementos. I recently ran across it and it still performs. This Streamlight® has withstood the test of time after some 6 years of abuse.
Thank you for designing and constructing a light that allowed me to pave the way for my troops no matter what difficulties we encountered.