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In Tribute to Joseph G. Hunter
31 years old.   Residence: South Hempstead, N.Y.
Died in World Trade Center

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I never got to meet Joe Hunter, but we will always keep him in our hearts.

*** Posted by the son of a member of the fire department on 2010-07-01 ***

I am a TSA Explosive Detection Canine Handler who will graduate on 04/16/2010 from Lackland Air Force Base. The TSA Canine that I certified with and will be the handler of for the remainder of his life/carrier is named HHunter. Named by the US Government in memory of Joseph Hunter. If anyone, family or friend, would like pictures of HHunter or would like to keep in touch with me and the progress of HHunter, you may contact me at hans (dot) phifer (at) dhs (dot) gov.

*** Posted by Hans Phifer on 2010-04-13 ***

You looked very calm and brave in the video shown during most of the 9/11 documentaries that were on television. I never realized it was you until recently. You carried yourself very well under very perilous conditions. Your courage was captured for the world to see. It's a great honor to call you a family member. You are a great Irishman.

*** Posted by Maamturk on 2010-02-27 ***

Joe was a great kid and a grew to be a great man. I lived directly across the street from Joe all his life. I watched him play fireman when he was little and was so proud of him when he got his dream. He was a brave and wonderful man who will forever be remembered as the hero that he was. His family was one of the most important in my life growing up. I still consider them all my family. Tragedy hit the Hunter family years early with their first born, daughter Margaret, and I was so lucky to have had to chance to know both Margaret and Joseph as well as the rest of the family. Joe is missed so much in South Hempstead and by all who ever met him. The Fire Department was his life and love for so long that it is only fitting that he would be taken from us doing what he loved to do and saving so many lives. He is a true hero and will never be forgotten. I look forward to seeing him again one day and telling him myself how proud I was to know him and be his friend.

*** Posted by LAURA LYNN ALBARANO on 2009-09-13 ***

Unfortunately, I never had the chance to meet Joseph. I really wish I had, as he sounds like he was a great man. We are related, and I am so proud to be able to say that, as he is a true hero.

Maria Hunter (Belfast, Ireland)

*** Posted by Maria Hunter on 2009-04-11 ***

We miss ya, Joe. Job well done.

*** Posted by John Courtney on 2009-02-22 ***

God bless you, Joe. You're still in our thoughts.

*** Posted by a relative on 2009-02-03 ***

Hi, I was on a hill walk with my girlfriend at the weekend, and we walked the "western way" in Connemara. This is where St. Patrick was said to have had a bed hundreds of years ago. On top of this beautiful mountain there is a tiny church and an altar beside it. Above the altar there is a mass card of Joseph G Hunter, and I just wanted to say to whomever put it there that it is still in great nick. A fitting place for a fallen hero. R.I.P., Joseph. Long live the IRISH!

*** Posted by Ciarán Mac Donncha on 2008-10-07 ***

We miss ya.

*** Posted by Joey Boy on 2008-09-10 ***

You are so missed and your memory will never fade.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-23 ***

Rest in peace, Joseph. God bless you in heaven.

*** Posted by GinaMarie on 2007-09-11 ***

I was with Joe from covert school and through high school at south side. Ever since I was with him, I always looked up to him, and said that I would like to be like you, because you always knew what you wanted and went for it. Joe got me in the South Hempstead fire dept. when I was just 18 yrs. of age. Ever since that day I was hooked, and I wouldn't trade anything for that. With that Joe would always help me or anyone who was down and pick them back up. Joe was everything to me and everyone else. If I could bring him back, I would do anything for him like he was my brother. I shared 10 plus years with him in the f.d. and on the racing team as his dragger on the hose team. It was the best years of my life in the dept. and on the team. I always think of Joe racing on the track and having so much fun and looking at his smile. I always knew I was going to be safe on any calls when he was at my side. Joe, I will always LOVE YOU has a friend and as a brother. GOD BLESS YOU, and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

*** Posted by wayne robert heath on 2007-05-03 ***

I will forever remember Joe as "The All-American Boy Next Door" and to me he literally was! He was a great person, and he was blessed to have such a loving family and they were blessed to have him in their lives even if for a brief time.  I am sure he and his sister (who tragically passed away several years earlier) are smiling down upon their family and loved ones.

*** Posted by Serena (Mazziotta) Ferguson on 2006-03-06 ***

I knew Joe since he was probably about 5 years old as he was one of my brother's best friends.  I have many happy memories that I will always hold deep in my heart.  One was a trip we and 2 others took to Houston to visit my brother.  I can still hear him referring to my brother as "WHAT-A-BURGER"!!  We don't have Whattaburger in NY and he thought the name was funny!  I would like to think I was instrumental in helping him obtain his driver's license.  I had a 1969 Cadillac convertible and I would pick him up every morning and let him drive us to school! I knew I wasn't supposed to do that, but he was a good driver - I felt safe.  He was not a reckless kid.  He was adventurous yet he always proceeded with caution.  Joe was always kind to everyone, he usually was the mediator when friends fought, and I don't think there is anyone that ever met him that wouldn't have something nice to say about him.  It is no wonder that he chose a career as a firefighter...wanting to save others.  The image that remains in my head is from footage taken on 9/11 - the look on his face as he was about to enter the tower - I believe he knew he wasn't going to come out, but he went in anyway...a true HERO! We miss you Joe.  May your memory be eternal...

*** Posted by Beth Kastis Tsounakas on 2006-02-18 ***

I met Joe once at my uncle's home in Chicago about 15yrs. ago. He was very excited about becoming a fireman. I wish that I could have met him again and bought him a beer.

*** Posted by Mike Brennan on 2004-11-03 ***

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