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Remains Of Ohio Sailor Killed In Afghanistan To Return To His Hometown Wednesday

A carry team loads a transfer case with the remain of Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio, into a transfer vehicle during a casualty return at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, for the 13 service members killed in the suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 26.
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A carry team loads a transfer case with the remain of Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio, into a transfer vehicle during a casualty return at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, for the 13 service members killed in the suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 26.

The remains of a 22-year-old U.S. Navy sailor killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan will be returned to his hometown in Ohio on Wednesday before his funeral next week.

Veterans groups on motorcycles will escort the remains of Navy Hospital Corpsman Maxton “Max” Soviak from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to his hometown of Berlin Heights.

The public has been invited to line the route of the processional when passes through the villages Milan and Berlin Heights.

A public visitation will be held Sunday at Edison High School. The funeral will be Monday morning at the school’s football stadium.

The Department of Defense said Saturday that Soviak died during an attack at the Abbey Gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport on August 26.

He enlisted in September 2017 and attended Hospital Corpsman School in San Antonio, Texas, before postings in Guam and at Camp Pendleton.