Lieutenant General Eugene Reybold
February 13, 1884|
Delaware City, Delaware
November 21, 1961 (aged 77)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Army|
|Years of service||1908–1946|
|Commands held||Chief of Engineers (1941-1945)|
World War I|
World War II
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal (2)|
Reybold was born in Delaware City, Delaware.
He graduated from Delaware College in 1903.
Commissioned in the Coast Artillery Corps in 1908, Reybold was assigned to military housing and coast defense construction work.
In the last assignment he successfully battled record Mississippi River flood crests.
He was appointed Southwestern Division Engineer (1937–40) and War Department Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4 (1940–41).
Appointed Chief of Engineers shortly before Pearl Harbor, General Reybold directed the Corps' tremendous range of activities throughout the war and became the first Army officer ever to attain the rank of Lieutenant General while serving in the position of Chief of Engineers.
General Reybold retired on January 31, 1946, and died November 21, 1961, in Washington, D.C.
Julian Larcombe Schley
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Raymond A. Wheeler
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