Federal Way resident Robert Hair, 87, will be in uniform complete with the many medals he earned while serving in the Korean War, during the Federal Way Farmers Market this Saturday. Photo courtesy of Ann Kasier

Federal Way resident Robert Hair, 87, will be in uniform complete with the many medals he earned while serving in the Korean War, during the Federal Way Farmers Market this Saturday. Photo courtesy of Ann Kasier

Federal Way Farmers Market to host decorated Korean War vet

Robert Hair, 87, has three stars for serving in Korea, and front line medals.

  • Friday, May 24, 2019 4:07pm
  • News

By Ann Kaiser

In observance of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, Robert Hair, former United States Marine, VFW member and longtime Federal Way resident will be in the Federal Way Farmers Market photo booth on Saturday, May 25.

He will be in uniform complete with the many medals he received while serving in the Korean War from 1951 until the end of the conflict in 1953. Included in the medal collection are three stars for serving in Korea, front line medals, Multi-National Team medal, and a special Medal of Freedom awarded by South Korea.

Hair was born in 1931 and raised near Cle Elum, Washington. After his active military service, he was hired by the Boeing Company in 1955 as a riveter. During that employment he worked on building the 727, 737, 747, and the first Air-Force One aircraft.

Retiring after 36 years of employment he and his wife moved to Belmor Court – Golf and Country Club in Federal Way. Now a widower, Hair is a resident of Meridian Court Apartments retirement community.

Looking forward to his 88th birthday in June, he shows no signs of slowing down and keeps fit by walking at least two miles a day, rain or shine. Staying up with events, celebrations and following current city changes are important to Hair so he is often seen out and about town. At home he relaxes and enjoys sketching and watercolor painting.

Stop by the photo booth this Saturday at the Federal Way Farmers Market to thank a veteran for his service and have your picture taken with a man who served proudly and is still actively engaged in American life.

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