Robert D. Greenwald, a resident of Camp Avenue, New Kensington, enlisted in the Navy in 1939. During World War ll he was stationed in the Pacific War Zone. In a surprise attack, Japanese airplanes bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. As an anti-aircraft gunner on the USS Helena, Seaman Greenwald was credited with destroying two enemy airplanes, but later lost his life at that post. It is for Seaman Greenwald’s example of courage and patriotism, that our school, Robert D. Greenwald Elementary, is named.
Greenwald Elementary was built in 1950 and renovated in 1959, 1999, and 2003.