Sadly Michael Passed Away At home at 23 Llancayo Park, Bargoed at the Age of 42.
Michael served with The Parachute Regiment, 4plt, B-Coy, 2nd Battalion, till January 1996 at the age of 24 whilst doing a Training Parachute Jump in South Africa he fell 800ft and broke his back, he was very lucky as he had died twice but thanks to his friend with his swift actions he survived.
The Accident meant Michael had to have his back built back together with metal plates, bolts and rods. But Michael would always be left disabled and in a lot of pain which had gotten worse each year that went by.
Recent years Michael liked to stay at home and watch telly and read books about the Military. In The Past Year he started writing his own book about his life from his childhood to his Days in the Army, He Called his book "Nine Lives", Think it was down to the fact he thought with the narrow Escapes he had he should have been dead years ago. Sadly Michael was writing his last chapter before he died.
He was very generous; too soft for his own good at times but that was Michael for you and no one could ever change that, he would go without for his children even the ones that are grown adults.