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.
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.