The times and faces change, but the mission and the ethos endure. As the rest of the country sat glued to television sets watching bowl games, or the latest political combat in the nation's capital, a visitor encountered a lone Marine sitting in a foxhole in Kuwait during Operation Desert Fox. It was two days before Christmas, and he was looking into the desert over the barrel of his M16A2 rifle, prepared for an attack from Saddam Hussein's armored units when the U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait asked him what he would like. "I could use more ammunition, sir," was his reply to a nonplused Ambassador Larocco, who had been expecting an answer ranging from a visit by Dolly Parton to an overhaul of the military retirement system.