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Re: We, the unwilling . . .

Posted by R. Berg on October 28, 2002

In Reply to: We, the unwilling do the impossible ..... etc? posted by mark cain on October 28, 2002

: hello all. does anyone know to whom the following phrase is attributed? I will misquote it yet it goes something like " we the unwilling, lead by the unknowing, do the impossible for the ungrateful"! it apparently was written on a latrine in vietnam during that particular war. it sums it up quite nicely given hindsight. help me out if you can. email thanks

At that saying is attributed to Mother Teresa:
(link below).
Another site says it was the unofficial motto of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam war.You can search further by typing these words:
unwilling unknowing impossible ungrateful
into Google, checking what comes up, and evaluating how reliable each source is.