Run Forrest, run!

Did you know Forrest Gump served in the same regiment as Hambone Junior?

In the 1994 film Forrest Gump, the main character was portrayed as a member of the 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Division US Army on active service in Vietnam. Forrest, Bubba and 2nd Lt. Dan all wore the same unit insignia in the film as the GIs did when they trained with Hambone Junior in Hampshire.

After serving in North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, the Rhineland (and Alresford) during WWII, the 47th Infantry Regiment went on to fight in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam from 1968-1969.

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Photo: Alresford Rotary 10k, Albury Park, 19th June, 2016

Sources:

Forrest Gump – training

47th Infantry Regiment

 

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