Fallen Warrior: HM3 Maxton Soviak

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  • By Senior Airman Jeffrey Book
  • 81st Communications Squadron

Northern Ohio native, U.S. Navy Fleet Marine Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Maxton W. Soviak, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California, deployed supporting the evacuation of over 130,000 American citizens and allies from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. On August 26, 2021, a suicide bomber detonated their vest near the refugee processing point at HKIA’s Abbey Gate. Soviak was one of 13 American service members who made the ultimate sacrifice that day. Soviak was only 22 years old at the time of his passing.

He was an avid outdoorsman and martial artist. He enjoyed cliff diving and scuba diving along with Jiu-jitsu and CrossFit. Soviak was described by his sister, one of his 11 siblings, as having a zest for life and had developed a passion for protecting and saving the lives of others. Soviak was posthumously promoted to Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class and awarded the Fleet Marine Force Corpsman Warfare badge and Purple Heart. 

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