Emory in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Donald W. Tendick, Sr., Memorial
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. Touch 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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tobias Smyth House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Emory & Henry College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Buchanan-Blakemore House Emory and Henry College (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mrs. Eliza M. Jones (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fort Kilmachronan (approx. 5.2 miles away); History of Saltville Valley (approx. 7.7 miles away); Saltville (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emory.
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.)
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,237 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 19, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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