Description Letterman patch belonging to Joseph Gerard Hunter. The letter is a blue, red, and white "S" for South Side High School of Rockville Center, Long Island. A small red megaphone patch is sewn to the center of the letter.
Historical Notes Born in Brooklyn, Joseph Hunter lived in South Hempstead, Long Island. As a child living near a firehouse, he staged mock rescue drills with a garden hose and a ladder. As a young man, Joseph volunteered with his local fire department. He joined the FDNY in 1996 and became a member of Squad 288. On September 11, Firefighter Hunter responded to the towers with his unit. He was 31 years old.