MILAN, Ohio — A funeral service was held Monday at Edison High School for Berlin Heights native Maxton Soviak, who was killed in Kabul in August.
The funeral service was held at his alma mater’s football stadium Monday morning. Watch it in the media player below:
On Sept. 8, thousands of community members and first responders lined the streets, bridges and sidewalks as his remains were transported from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to his hometown of Berlin Heights in Erie County.
Soviak was one of 13 American service members killed in a bombing attack at the Kabul airport last month during a chaotic withdrawal from the country. He lost his life evacuating Americans and our allies from Afghanistan before the Taliban took control.
Those who knew him say he was a young man who loved fiercely and remained loyal, strong and independent to the end.
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