Description Miniature South Side High School (Rockville Center, Long Island) Cyclones football helmet belonging to Joseph Gerard Hunter. The small helmet is red, blue, and white with "Cyclones" printed on the side.
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.