Description Nassau High School (Nassau, Long Island) Hockey League patch belonging to Joseph Gerard Hunter. The circular patch is orange and blue, with embroidered text: "Nassau High School Hockey League," and with the league's logo in the center.
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.