Navy Corpsman's Final Instagram Post Before Being Killed: 'It's Kill Or Be Killed'
Maxton William Soviak was one of the 13 service members killed in the attack
The Navy corpsman who lost his life after the suicide blast in Afghanistan made a haunting final post on Instagram before his death.
Maxton William Soviak was one of the 13 service members killed in the attack last week.
Soviak made the post on June 10, sharing a photo posing with other service members.
"It's kill or be killed, definitely trynna be on the kill side," he wrote in a comment on the post.
Eleven Marines were also killed in Thursday's attack, including an Army soldier, and at least 18 US service members were wounded.
Soviak was remembered by friends and family in Berlin Heights, Ohio, as someone who “just enjoyed life.”
Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman released a statement following Soviak’s death, saying:
“Jane and I are heartbroken by the death of Max Soviak, a Navy Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsman from Berlin Heights, who lost his life in the service of his country."
"He was a hero who died serving with his Marine brothers helping to save fellow countrymen and our Afghan allies. We mourn his loss and are praying for his family and friends.”
Soviak's sister Marilyn said in her own Instagram post that her brother was there to 'help people.'
"My beautiful, intelligent, beat-to-the-sound of his own drum, annoying, charming baby brother was killed yesterday helping to save lives. He was a f***ing medic. There to help people, and now he is gone, and my family will never be the same," she wrote.
"He was just a kid. We are sending kids over there to die. Kids with families that now have holes just like ours," she added.
"I'm not one for praying, but d**n could those kids over there use some right now. My heart is in pieces, and I don't think they'll ever fit back right again."
The news comes after reports the Biden's administration handed over a "kill list" to the Taliban that includes the names of American citizens, green card holders, and Afghan allies who are still strapped in terrorist-controlled Afghanistan.