The subject of this article:

  • exists in the Forrest Gump novel canon (including Gump & Co.)
  • is not mentioned in the Forrest Gump film canon
  • exists in real life (see Wikipedia article: Oliver North)

Oliver Laurence 'Ollie' North (referred to in Gump & Co. as Colonel North) is a colonel in the US Army who convinces Forrest Gump to act as a diplomat to negotiate with the Ayatolja in what would become known as the Iran–Contra affair.

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