Episode 5

Published on:

7th May 2021

#5 - Tom Garvey - Vet Stadium, The SECRET Apartment

Tom Garvey is the author of The Secret Apartment: Vet Stadium a surreal memoir. The book tells the story of Tom secretly living inside of Veterans stadium, the home of the Philadelphia Eagles & Phillies, for almost 3 years. 

Our conversation starts off by what made Tom storm out of a college classroom at Widener University, walk down to the post office and volunteer for the Army Airborne during the Vietnam War. 

Tom's time in the Army led him to becoming an Army Ranger, then to a special forces unit, leading an "A"-Team on the Cambodian border during 1969.

It took 40+ years and meeting his wife Peggy before he was able to write his first book Many Beaucoup Magics, the memoir about his experiences in Vietnam.  

From rollerblading around the 600 level at night, to sleeping under the stars in centerfield, to hanging with Phillies Legend Tug McGraw, Tom's stories keep coming. 

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