U.S. Army Pvt. John Stafinski fires his M-249 squad automatic weapon during a three-hour gun battle with insurgent fighters in the Waterpur Valley, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on Nov. 3, 2009. Stafinski is an infantryman, with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.
photo courtesy of: Sgt. Matthew Moeller, USA