Forrest Gump Tex

The subject of this article:

  • is not mentioned in the Forrest Gump novel canon (including Gump & Co.)
  • exists in the Forrest Gump film canon

Tex was a U.S. soldier who served in the Vietnam War alongside Forrest Gump and Lieutenant Dan Taylor. During an ambush, where many of his platoon mates are killed, he is wounded, but Forrest rescues him and carries him out of the jungle.