Vietnam Personal Accounts


Ron Knosky Park

Linden, New Jersey

Submitted by

Sgt. Maj. William F. "JJ" Carroll, USMC (Ret.)


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Ronald W. Knosky

Knosky Grave Marker



     As many enjoy the playground, play basketball, or the activities of Summer Recreation Camp, I’ll bet that many don’t know who Second Ward’s 2-acre main park at Stiles and Elm Streets is named in honor of. Ronald W. Knosky was born on January 27th, 1946. Although attending school in Elizabeth, his listed home of record after graduation from high school was Linden.


    Ronald Knosky served proudly in the US Marine Corps and attained the rank of Corporal. He lost his life while serving with Alpha Company, 3rd Tanks in the defense of his country on May 14th, 1967 in South Vietnam. He was 21 years of age. He will always be remembered as a Linden resident who sacrificed all for his country.


    He is proudly remembered with a monument in the park which receives municipal recognition every Memorial Day. The next time you stop by the park, please visit the monument and pay tribute to a local hero.

– Knosky’s name can be found on the Vietnam National Memorial in Washington DC on Panel 19E, row 119.



Photos courtesy of Karen Knosky Lindow sister of Ron Knosky.