Retired Army Maj. Gen. George L. Eberle, 84, whose military career spanned three wars, died Wednesday at Walter Reed Army Hospital. He had suffered from a lung ailment.
Gen. Eberle was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and began his military career in 1916 as a member of the Arizona National Guard on duty along the Mexican boarder. He served in France during World War I, and at several posts in the United States and the Philippines from then until World War II. In that conflict he saw service in Hawaii, North Africa and the Mediterranean.
In 1949, he was appointed chief of logistics on the staff of Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Japan. He held that post through the first two years of the Korean conflict and returned to the United States in 1952. He retired in 1954 to Leesburg, Va.
Gen. Eberle's decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit, and decorations from Brazil, Britain, France and Italy.
He had been a vestryman at St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg.
A son, George. M., was killed in action on D-Day in Normandy. He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division. A daughter, Frances Damron, also died.
Gen. Eberle's survivors include his wife, the former Lorene Mayer, of the home in Leesburg, a sister, Mrs. H.G. Streed, of Glendale, Calif., and five grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the 101st Airborne Division Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 101, Fort Campbell, Ky., 42223.