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The subject of this article:

  • is not mentioned 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: Winston Groom)

Winston Francis Groom, Jr. is the author of the novel Forrest Gump, off of which the film was based. He also wrote Gumpisms: The Wit and Wisdom of Forrest Gump and a sequel novel named Gump & Co. Another book he wrote was Better Times than These, about an inexperienced Army officer who finds himself leading a platoon in Vietnam.