For Berlin Heights, an Ohio city of fewer than 1,000 individuals, final week’s terrorist attack in Kabul that killed 13 U.S. service members and 169 Afghans hit near residence.
One of these service members killed was 22-year-old Navy Corpsman Maxton “Max” Soviak, a Berlin Heights native and 2017 graduate of the city’s Edison High School.
The Navy stated Soviak enlisted on Sept. 26, 2017, and graduated from Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes Illinois earlier than being assigned to 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division in September 2020.
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In a heart-wrenching Instagram submit, Soviak’s sister, Marilyn, wrote that her brother was a medic who was in Afghanistan to assist individuals and that his death has irreversibly modified her household.
“My beautiful, intelligent, beat-to-the-sound of his own drum, annoying, charming baby brother was killed yesterday helping to save lives,” Marilyn wrote. “There is a large Maxton sized hole that will never be filled.
“He was just a kid. We are sending kids over there to die. Kids with families that now have holes just like ours. I’m not one for praying but damn could those kids over there use some right now. My heart is in pieces and I don’t think that’ll ever fit back again.”
The Navy issued an announcement, describing Soviak as “a wonderful son who loved his family, his community, and was proud to serve in the U.S. Navy.
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“He was excited concerning the alternatives the Navy would provide him and deliberate to make the Navy a profession. We are extremely proud of his service to our nation.”
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