The Bamboo Viper

@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
United States
August 14, 2019 12:25pm CST
The above photograph was taken in the Bamboo Viper. It was the club on Phan Rang, Air Base in Vietnam where my daddy was stationed. We have other photos of the club, but I recently came across this one online. Does anyone recognize the actor in the photograph ? I loved watching his television series. I never knew that he had visited the military bases in Vietnam. Knowing this makes me love him more. Sadly one night after my daddy had just stepped out of the club it was blown up. Everyone in the club died. My father was a blessed man. The actor is Sebastian Cabot (Mr. French) from ("Family Affair"). We have an unedited photograph of my father with the painting of the "Lucky Devils" girl. She was a popular Play Boy Model during this time. I was only six when my daddy came home from the war. I got in trouble for showing the photograph to my friends. In later years the painting was restored using photographs for reference. I'm trying to edit it to share.
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@Gillygirl (36074)
• Sutton, England
14 Aug
Gosh, your dad was very lucky. The pic hasn't loaded yet. EDIT I can see the photo now. I don't recognise the actor.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
• United States
14 Aug
He's a native of your country.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
• United States
14 Aug
@Gillygirl he also narrated the Winnie the Pooh cartoons from my childhood.
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@Gillygirl (36074)
• Sutton, England
14 Aug
@Tampa_girl7 Yes, I looked him up. I know who he is now
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@Juliaacv (45329)
• Canada
14 Aug
What a great picture. So lucky that your father left when he did. I thought that the large man looked familiar.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
• United States
14 Aug
Did you ever watch "Family Affair"?
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@Juliaacv (45329)
• Canada
14 Aug
@Tampa_girl7 I remember watching reruns of it, we didn't get to watch the originals, as children we did not watch much television.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
• United States
14 Aug
@Juliaacv it came on past my bedtime, but mama let me stay up to watch it.
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@amadeo (99872)
• United States
14 Aug
Oh my I am not anyone here know who Sebastian Cabot is Marie thank you for sharing this with us. Wow your dad survived this.sorry about the o there. What a wonderful story that you shared with us.Thank your Dad for me.I do remember the Lucky Devils girl there.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
• United States
14 Aug
Sebastian Cabot was fun to watch on "Family Affair".
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@amadeo (99872)
• United States
15 Aug
@Tampa_girl7 yes he was.Very colorful I may say.lol
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@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
• United States
15 Aug
@amadeo yes, very colorful.
@Corbin5 (153178)
• United States
14 Aug
I would like to thank your wonderful father for his service. So interesting that Sebastian Cabot is in that photo. Thank you so much for sharing this important bit of history with us.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
• United States
14 Aug
Thanks, my daddy has always been my hero.
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@Corbin5 (153178)
• United States
14 Aug
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@sharon6345 (191191)
• United States
14 Aug
no I sure don't know who that is.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
• United States
14 Aug
It was a sweet television series.
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@CarolDM (37109)
• United States
14 Aug
Oh yes I recognized him but couldn't remember the name until I read. How cool is this photo!
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@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
• United States
14 Aug
They said that he was drinking ginger ale.
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@rebelann (52620)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
Kool shot. I hope you get the shot you have edited the way you want.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
• United States
14 Aug
I'm new to editing, but think it's ready and will post it next.
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@rebelann (52620)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug
It always seems so hard at first but soon you'll get the hang of it @Tampa_girl7
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@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
• United States
15 Aug
@rebelann I hope so
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@moffittjc (58466)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 Aug
I don't recognize the actor. I was a bit surprised when I looked at the photo. The guy on the left of the photo, wearing the white t-shirt, is a splitting image of my dad when he was that age. He also fought in Vietnam, but he was a Navy pilot and was based on an aircraft carrier. Not sure he would have ever visited a club on a base on land, although I could be wrong.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
• United States
18 Aug
Could you ask him ?
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@moffittjc (58466)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 Aug
@Tampa_girl7 My father passed away three years ago. But I swear that guy in the photo looks exactly like him, but I think he was older than that when he was in Vietnam. The guy in the photo looks to be pretty young. Also, those guys look like Air Force guys. As a Navy guy, my dad probably wouldn't have been hanging out with them.
@snowy22315 (72647)
• United States
15 Aug
I remember Sebastian Cabot well. What was he doing there? I thought he was just an actor.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
• United States
15 Aug
I think he went over to support the troops.
@noni1959 (5956)
• United States
15 Aug
I recognized Sebastian Cabot immediately. He has a distinct look. I loved watching Family Affair. Your dad was very blessed to not be inside.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
• United States
15 Aug
Yes, he was truly blessed.
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@jstory07 (81253)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Aug
Your Dad was one lucky man to get out of the club before it blew up.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
• United States
15 Aug
Very blessed.
@LindaOHio (8745)
• United States
14 Aug
I want to thank your father for his service. I recognized Sebastian Cabot (Mr. French). Thanks for sharing.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32719)
• United States
14 Aug
It was a fun find.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
15 Aug
Your Father was indeed blessed Amen Marie. I do recall Mr Cabot ..Mr French..this is a lovely photo thank you for sharing it. That is cute you got in trouble for showing friends..I would have too haha
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@DianneN (125759)
• United States
15 Aug
Thank goodness your dad left the club when he did! I never saw that show nor remember Sebastian Cabot. Glad you have the photo restored.
@cacay1 (45486)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
15 Aug
Memorable photo, try to reshoot and save then laminate it .
@just4him (167067)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Aug
I thought that was Sebastion Cabot. I used to watch Family Affair faithfully.