Zack's funeral was yesterday. Along with a vast turnout of family, friends and teammates from the 82nd Airborne, Senator John Kerry and the Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, were in attendance.
There was a military fly-by, with the tear-jerking missing-man formation. Flags and bugles and eulogies.
Zack's dad had a little chat with Kerry, telling the senator he has a bad situation on his hands and really needs to do something about it.
Kerry agreed, but it's too late for Zack.