I gave my son a SureFire U2 Ultra flashlight for his 36th birthday. He carried it with him at all times. Sadly, my son disappeared in the mountains near San Cristobal, New Mexico, in January of 2008. Nine months later, his remains were found. Beside him, still in working condition (except for dead batteries), was his trusty U2 flashlight. I'm sure that flashlight helped protect my son from the wild animals living in those mountains. Unfortunately, the extreme weather he encountered was simply too much for his own survival.
SureFire extends its deepest sympathy to Susan and all of her son's family and friends. It's our privilege to publish this story, which we know must've been difficult for her to share.
See the U2 flashlight: