The subject of this article:

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

Gretchen is a waitress in Berlin, Germany, who becomes romantically involved with Forrest Gump during the events of Gump & Co. Her family is from Communist East Berlin, and she is anxious to see them again. When Forrest unwittingly triggers the fall of the Berlin Wall, Gretchen takes Forrest to visit her family, and they have a sexual encounter.

Jenny's ghost approves of the girl, telling Forrest during the Gulf War that "she's got spirit, and a good heart..."

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