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Corporal Michael David Abel

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Corporal Michael David Abel

Birth
Comox, Comox Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Death 3 May 1993 (aged 27)
Somalia
Burial Cremated, Other
Memorial ID 122814747 View Source
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Service Number: B15166486
Canadian Airborne Regiment
CFB Petawawa, United Nations Task Force in Somalia
He enlisted on February 7, 1985

He was the son of David and Diana Abel, and brother of Laura.
age 27

Michael was serving in a six-month peacekeeping mission in Somalia. Two weeks before he was due to return home he was killed when a rifle being cleaned by a fellow soldier discharged accidentally.

He is commemorated on page 195 of: In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. There is also a Tribute to him on the Roll Call of Honour website.

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