written by Eric Roth
(Lieutenant Dan pulls Forrest to the floor, and holds Forrest down.)
Lt. Dan: Now, you listen to me. We all have a destiny. Nothing just happens, it's all part of a plan. I should have died out there with my men! But now, I'm nothing but a goddamned cripple! A legless freak. Look! Look! Look at me! Do you see that? Do you know what it's like not to be able to use your legs?
Forrest: Well...yessir, I do.
Lt. Dan: Did you hear what I said? You cheated me. I had a destiny. I was supposed to die in the field! With honor! That was my destiny! And you cheated me out of it! You understand what I'm saying, Gump? This wasn't supposed to happen. Not to me. I had a destiny. I was...Lieutenant Dan Tyler.
Forrest: Y-y-you're still Lieutenant Dan.
(Lt. Dan looks at Forrest, lets go of Forrest and sits up as Forrest looks at him.)
Lt. Dan: Look at me. What am I gonna do now? What am I gonna do now?
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