‘Max was a hero:’ Ohio politicians react to the death of Navy medic Max Soviak in Afghanistan
An Ohio Navy Corpsman who attended high school in Milan died Thursday in the Kabul terrorist attack that killed 13 U.S. service members and more than 100 Afghans.
Max Soviak, a 2017 graduate of Edison High School, was killed as terrorist group ISIS-K did the bombings and gunfire at Hamid Karzai International Airport.
Soviak’s sister, Marilyn Soviak, expressed her sorrow for the loss of her brother on Instagram, writing in part, “I’ve never been one for politics and i’m not going to start now. What I will say is that my beautiful, intelligent, beat-to-the-sound of his own drum, annoying, charming baby brother was killed yesterday helping to save lives.”
Statement from Soviak’s parents
“We are struggling to come to grips with this personal tragedy and prefer to grieve with close family and friends. Maxton was an awesome young man that was well liked in the community as evidenced by the outpouring of condolences from teachers, coaches, employers, family, and friends. Maxton was always proud of being part of a state champion wrestling team and state playoff final four football team two years in a row, but he was most proud to be a navy corpsman and a devil doc for the Marines. His final words to my wife over FaceTime when he was telling her goodbye was after she told him to be safe and he said “don’t worry mom, my guys got me they won’t let anything happen to me.” Today she realized that they all just went together. Maxton leaves behind 12 brothers and sisters that are hurting terribly. We would like to offer our condolences to the families that also lost a loved one yesterday and wish a speedy recovery to those that were injured. Sincerely, Kip and Rachel Soviak.”
A GoFundMe has been created to help Soviak’s family. Click here to donate.