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Emory in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Donald W. Tendick, Sr., Memorial
 
Donald W. Tendick, Sr., Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
1. Donald W. Tendick, Sr., Memorial Marker
 
Inscription. From July 1943 to October 1945, Emory & Henry College served as a host site for the U.S. Navy’s V-5/V-12 officer training program—an intensive program of education and physical training that provided the Navy with strong, capable leaders during World War II.

In July 1998, a former V-5 Navy Air Force student, Donald W. Tendick, Sr., and his wife Rosemary, committed the funds necessary to purchase land and buildings in “downtown” Emory to begin a long-needed renewal.

This statue stands as a tribute to Donald and all those men who made up the U.S. Navy Program here at Emory & Henry and went on to serve their God, country, and fellow man.
 
Location. 36° 46.513′ N, 81° 49.727′ W. Marker is in Emory, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Oxford Avenue (County Route 609) and Linden Street (County Route 866), on the right when traveling west on Oxford Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Meadowview VA 24361, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buchanan-Blakemore House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Emory and Henry College (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mrs. Eliza M. Jones (approx. 2.4 miles away); Town House (approx. 8.1 miles away); Farthest West, 1750 (approx. 8.1 miles away); Chilhowie (approx. 8.1 miles away); a different marker also named Chilhowie (approx. 8.3 miles away); Transportation Through the Ages (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Donald W. Tendick, Sr., Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
2. Donald W. Tendick, Sr., Memorial
 

 
Also see . . .  V-12: The Navy College Training Program. Article by Carolyn Alison. “Between July 1, 1943, and June 30, 1946, over 125,000 college-age men were enrolled at 131 colleges and universities throughout the United States in the V-12 program. Fifteen thousand of these men were in the Marines Corps V-12 section of the program. All those in V-12 were on active duty, in uniform and subject to a very strict form of military discipline. Approximately 60,000 of those in the program were eventually commissioned as Navy ensigns or Marine Corps second lieutenants. V-12 schools ran the gamut from the Ivy League and large state universities to small, church-associated colleges in very small towns. ” (Submitted on August 18, 2011.) 
 
Additional keywords. Emory & Henry College
 
U.S. Navy and Emory & Henry College Seals Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
3. U.S. Navy and Emory & Henry College Seals
 
 
Donald W. Tendick, Sr., Memorial Statue Closeup Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
4. Donald W. Tendick, Sr., Memorial Statue Closeup
 
 
Addison & Company, Est. 1912 Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
5. Addison & Company, Est. 1912
Downtown Emory, on Oxford Avenue across the street from the monument.
 
 
Emory Mercantile Company Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
6. Emory Mercantile Company
Now the college bookstore, it is across Oxford Avenue from the marker.
 
 
Former Norfolk & Western Railroad Station, Emory, Va. Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, May 29, 2011
7. Former Norfolk & Western Railroad Station, Emory, Va.
The memorial is out of frame on the right.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 486 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   5, 6, 7. submitted on August 19, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Old photographs of downtown Emory • More information on Addison & Company, Emory Mercantile, and other former (and current) downtown Emory establishments • Can you help?
 
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