Lieuenant General, United States Army
The General 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.
He 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 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 was the first officer ever to rank as Lieutenant General while Chief of Engineers.
Reybold retired January 31, 1946, and died November 21, 1961, in Washington, D.C.
He was awarded a Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, July 2007
REYBOLD, MARGARET MOORE