This Memorial Day we Honor HM3 Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak, U.S. Navy, and the 12 Service Members of Abbey Gate, Afghanistan

It would be nearly impossible to name all of the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. This Memorial Day, I am remembering Corpsman Maxton Soviak and the other 12 service members killed at Abbey Gate during the abrupt withdrawal from Afghanistan on August 26th, 2021.

After graduating high school in 2017, Maxton enlisted in the Navy and was serving as a “Doc” with 2/1 Ghost Company, U.S. Marines. He enjoyed time with friends, cliff diving, scuba diving, cross-fit, wrestling, and jujitsu. Maxton loved the life he was living, but his sweet spot was his love of family. He is survived by 12 brothers and sisters, and his mother and father.

Maxton’s parents Rachel and Kip Soviak founded the HM3 Maxton Soviak Memorial Foundation to help Veterans and their families with adventure, experiences, and resources to live life to the MAX!

Today we honor the memory and service of Maxton Soviak and so many others and pray a hedge of protection over all who are standing the watch this Memorial Day, 2022.

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