Sadly, I didn't find out about his passing until early March.
Michael was not only the singer of the National Anthem at the 2012 North Coast Stand Down (NCSD), but performed a set of Patriotic and Military Anthems as well (we have video footage), and aided with the Entertainment Coordination.
He also performed twice at the 2011 NCSD.
He had also joined the Entertainment Coordination Team for the 2013 NCSD.
On a personal note, he wanted us to perform together in the future upon stability in his life and completion of his College school year.
He was always friendly, always pushed himself forward, always helpul and inspiring.
I will miss you, my friend, and all of us from the NCSD will miss you.
Prayers for his family, extended family, and friends.