Corporal Ruoff Square

Liberty Ave., Rockaway Blvd. bet. 94 St., Cross Bay Blvd. and 95 St.


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Corporal John Ruoff was the first resident of Ozone Park to fall on the battlefields of Europe during World War I (1914-1918). Ruoff, who resided at 2212 Clinton Place, was killed in action on August 14, 1918 while fighting as a member of Company 1 of the 306th Infantry. His picture hangs in the Memorial Room of Corporal John Ruoff-Morelli Hargreaves American Legion Post 632, at 91-11 101st Avenue in Queens.

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