By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As details continue to unfold following the attack on the Kabul airport, more is being learned about the 13 American military members who were killed.READ MORE: Toddler Taken To Hospital With Gunshot Wound, Police Investigating
Max Soviak was a Navy Hospital Corpsman and a native of Erie County, Ohio — just west of Cleveland.
Soviet was embedded with U.S. Marines, working at the airport in Kabul.READ MORE: Hershey’s Mini Bars Rank As The Top-Selling Halloween Candy In Pa.
On Friday, his hometown remembered their fallen hero.
“We just respect them so much and for Max, unfortunately giving the ultimate sacrifice. We’re so proud of him and what he has done for us,” said Thomas Roth, Superintendent of the Edison Local School District.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Cloudy Conditions Ahead Of Overnight Storm Chances
As the mission in Afghanistan continues, flags in Pittsburgh and all across the nation are flying at half staff, in honor of the 13 U.S. service members.