"On 23 September 05 one of my trucks was hit with an IED (improvised explosive device). The GPS was velcroed to the window sill in the truck. After the truck burned to the ground, we found the Garmin still hanging in there, the only piece of equipment to survive... The Garmin is melted and deformed but still works. I have been saved by my Garmin GPS on several occasions. I can always count on it. All I have to do is pull it off my vest and that's where I am. I can call for help on the radio and get medevacs, close air support, indirect fires, or straighten out myself while navigating. That's at work. My Garmin at home puts me on the fish, and my Garmin fishfinder is awesome too. I look forward to fishing soon after we redeploy. Thank you for the quality of your products."
Thank YOU, E.N., for putting your life on the line and relying on Garmin. As you can see from the photo, the eTrex isn't the prettiest, but it's still fully functional.