Max Soviak Wiki – Max Soviak Biography
Max Soviak was an Ohio Navy hospital corpsman among the 13 Americans and more than a hundred Afghans killed in a suicide bombing Thursday near Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, a school district confirmed Friday.
Soviak of Berlin Heights was a 2017 graduate of Edison High School in Milan, where he was on the football, track, wrestling, and tennis teams and was in the school band, according to Thomas Roth, superintendent of Edison Local School District.
He was 22 years old.
Kabul Airport Blast
Thirteen American troops were among the nearly 200 people killed in an attack at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan.
A detonation set off by an ISIS-K suicide bomber near the airport’s Abbey Gate amid evacuation efforts killed at least 170 Afghans, including several children and two Brits and a child of a British citizen, according to Afghan and British officials.
President Joe Biden called the U.S. service members killed in the attack “heroes who have been engaged in a dangerous, selfless mission to save the lives of others.”
Those killed included 11 Marines and an Army soldier and a Navy medic, U.S. officials said.
“Those warriors who died gave their lives to save thousands of men, women and children, Americans and Afghans alike,” Adm. Mike Gilday, the chief of naval operations, said in a statement. “Their courage and selflessness represent the highest ideals of America. We pay solemn tribute to their sacrifice.”
Max Soviak Killed
Navy Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsman Soviak of Ohio was “very proud” to serve his country, his mother said in a statement to ABC News.
“He was very passionate about helping his fellow Americans and trying to get them home safely,” Rachel Soviak said. “There are no words to describe the pain our family is feeling. There will forever be a hole in our hearts.”
The family is praying for the troops to arrive home safely, she said.
Max Soviak was a 2017 graduate of Edison High School in Milan, Ohio. School leaders remembered him as “full of life in everything he did.”
“Max was a good student who was active in sports and other activities throughout his school career,” Superintendent Thomas Roth said in a statement. “He was well respected and liked by everyone who knew him.”
The Navy issued a statement Friday on behalf of the Soviak family describing him as “a wonderful son who loved his family, his community, and was proud to serve in the U.S. Navy.”
“He was excited about the opportunities the Navy would offer him and planned to make the Navy a career. We are incredibly proud of his service to our country,” the statement said.
“As we mourn the loss of our son, we also mourn for the loss of the Marines and Soldiers who were killed and prayed for the speedy recovery of all of those wounded in Afghanistan. Words cannot express how heartbroken we are with this news, and we will miss Max tremendously.”