Lieutenant Garvey as played by Rick Waln in "Dreams" (Season 8)
|Rank:||1st Lieutenant (O-2)|
|Job/Role in Unit:||Transportation officer in charge of sending ambulances|
|Hair Color:||Sandy Brown|
|Height:||unable to estimate|
|Weight:||unable to estimate|
|First appeared in:||""Dreams" (Season 8)|
|Last appeared in:||N.A. Single appearance|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H|
|Played by:||Rick Waln|
The MASH is getting overcrowded with patients but they are unable to evacuate any of them to other hospitals. Lieutenant Garvey, who is in charge of dispatching the ambulances, refuses to send them forward into the combat zone because there is too much shooting going on. The Lieutenant, whom Klinger describes as a very new lieutenant, says that he had personally signed out for the vehicles and if they get shot up or damaged, he would have to pay for them. He refuses to give in even when Potter yells at him, telling him that the army expects its vehicles to get shot up. He tells Potter to call again when the shooting quietens down.
But, help is at hand. General Coogan, one of the patients at the MASH (who would very much appreciate a bit more space and privacy), decides to help "persuade" Garvey. He asks if the lieutenant has a good reason for withholding the ambulances. Garvey assures Coogan that he has. "So, why don't you come up here right now in the flesh - and tell me what it is....in the flesh or what's left of it." The thought of coming up into the combat zone himself suitably intimidates Garvey, and the ambulances are dispatched right away.