Forrest tells the story of his time serving in the Vietnam War. He and his unit were searching for the Viet Cong, nicknamed "Charlie," and needed to be cautious of ambushes and other attacks. As Forrest tells his story, he describes the climate and terrain of the country.
Forrest introduces himself to Bubba's family and pays his respect to Bubba after the war. When talking to others, Forrest is asked multiple times if he is stupid, and each time he replies, "stupid is as stupid does."
Forrest gets invited to meet President John F. Kennedy at the White House because he's an All-American football player. He describes the perks of the event and drinks a lot of Dr. Pepper. When it's his turn to meet the President, he says that he has to pee.