Karl Riedl immigrated from Germany on the SS Bremen
sailing from Bremen, Germany on 2 May 1934. The ship arrived in
New York city harbor six days later on the 8th of May
The left and right hand pages of the ship's manifest
show him (age 9) on line 21 accompanied by his younger sister Maria (age
7) on line 22. They were joining their father Jacob in Brooklyn.
They may have been traveling accompanied by the person
on line 20 who was also going to Brooklyn as it seems unlikely they
would be traveling without an adult.
(courtesy of Kerry LaManna)
Grave marker for Karl Riedl in Section 44 Site 2347 of
the Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton (Suffolk county), New York.
A native of Germany, Karl enlisted in the Army at New
York City, NY on 28 April 1943.
His early service record is unknown but he was a
member of the 508th Medical Detachment when he awarded a Good Conduct
Medal on 17 December 1945.