Sadly, Vice Admiral Zech passed away eight years ago this month and is no longer with us, except in spirit. The last time I saw him, he was in good spirits. He was ill and weakened from his lengthy hospital stay - but his spirits were high. We talked a little bit about the USNA honoring him and a few of the other guys recently for being Captains of their varsity baseball teams over the years. He was very proud of his years at the United States Naval Academy.