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..