|Rank||Private First Class U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||June 14 1953|
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Private First Class Kniskern was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.
Private First Class Kniskern was a member of the 82nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery (Automatic Weapons) Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He was seriously Wounded in Action by the enemy in North Korea on April 25, 1951 and returned to duty on May 11, 1951. On June 14, 1953, he was home on leave, planning to return to Korea, when he was involved in an automobile accident on Jefferson-Summit Road and was killed.