One of the first US military casualties to be identified from yesterday’s suicide bombing in the midst of Biden’s disastrous evacuation from Afghanistan is Max Soviak, a 2017 high school graduate and Navy Corpsman from Berlin Heights, Ohio.
According to the Sandusky Register, Maxton William Soviak was stationed in Guam.
“One Sailor was killed during the August 26 attack at the Abbey gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. We mourn the loss of this Sailor and we offer our deepest condolences to the loved ones of our fallen shipmate. The name of the Sailor will be released 24 hours after notification of next of kin,” the news release said.
According to his resume, Soviak was a Class of 2017 graduate of Edison High School, where he was on the honor roll and played football. He also had earned a two-year certificate in electrical technology from EHOVE Career Center.
On Instagram, the always smiling Soviak referred to himself as a “patriot.” His feed includes photos of younger siblings and images of himself with fellow service members.
In his last post on Instagram, Soviak shared an image of himself in fatigues with two of his US Navy friends. Max posted: “It’s kill or be killed, definitely trynna be on the kill side.”
Another image of Max on his Facebook page shows him living in Guam:
In addition to playing football in high school, Max’s Instagram shows him wrestling in a competition while wearing his Navy fatigues and climbing rocks during quarantine. In another Instagram photo, Max posted: “because also, if the world was coming to an end, I don’t wanna close my eyes without feeling like I lived,” with a photo of him diving off a cliff.
Max’s sister Marilyn posted several heartbreaking images of her with her little brother Max: “My beautiful, intelligent, beat-to-the-sound of his own drum, annoying, charming baby brother was killed yesterday helping to save lives,” she wrote. “He was a fucking medic. there to help people. and now he is gone, and my family will never be the same.”
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RIP brave warrior. God bless you for your service—you will never be forgotten.