Lieutenant General Eugene Reybold
|Born||February 13, 1884|
|Died||November 21, 1961(aged 77)|
|Place of birth||Delaware City, Delaware|
|Place of death||Washington, D.C.|
|Service/branch||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)|
Biography[edit | edit source]
Reybold was born February 13, 1884 in Delaware City, Delaware and 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. Stationed at Fort Monroe throughout World War I, he became commandant of the Coast Artillery School in 1919. He then transferred to the Corps of Engineers in 1926 and served as District Engineer in Buffalo, New York; Wilmington, North Carolina; and Memphis, Tennessee.
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.
References[edit | edit source]
This article contains public domain text from "Lieutenant General Eugene Reybold". Portraits and Profiles of Chief Engineers. Archived from the original on March 6, 2005. http://web.archive.org/web/20050306124500/http://www.hq.usace.army.mil/history/coe3.htm#38. Retrieved August 24, 2005.
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