Congo: Captain Wanta

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“I like that, Miss Ross – You surprise him!”

Happy birthday to Delroy Lindo, who’s been in a surprising number of things, including Gone in 60 Seconds, The Cider House Rules, Up (as the voice of Beta), Romeo Must Die, The Core, an episode of The Simpsons, Broken Arrow, Get Shorty, and so on, but whom I will always remember as the ‘complicated’ Captain Wanta from Congo – unbelievably uncredited, brief, but played with great verve!

Regrettably, I am unable to ID the pin he wears:

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It appears to me to be a bird in front of a sun. I suspect it’s a foreign air force pin of some sort. He also seems to wear similar but much smaller pins on his epaulettes, best seen in the alternate angle. They do not appear to be the standard US captain’s bars, nor the Belgian captain’s insignia:

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