The sweating Air Force major was clearly frustrated and disgusted. But it wasn't the heat and humidity of Mombasa, Kenya, that was the source of his irritation, nor was it the fact that he was spending Christmas Day 1992 far from friends and family. Rather, the focus of his ire was his comrades-in-arms in Operation Restore Hope, the U.S. Marine Corps. "What kind of Marine Corps is this?" he groused, "that gets its kicks from making another service miserable?" In his mind, the Marine Corps had just cut his pay, and that of everyone in his unit, by more than a $1,000 a month for no reason.