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Spc. James Corona, 21, of San Antonio, Texas, a soldier with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, loads a M203 grenade round as his squad ambushes a group of Taliban fighters who have stumbled upon them during an operation in the Narang valley, in Kunar province, Afghanistan. The soldiers were protecting a team during a two-day mission that directed air and artillery strikes on Taliban positions in the valley below. May 17, 2008. DREW BROWN/STARS AND STRIPES