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Motorcycle ride in Youngstown to honor Navy corpsman killed in Kabul attack

The memorial ride, sponsored by Youngstown Harley-Davidson, will raise awareness of and funds for the Maxton Soviak Memorial Fund.
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This October 2015 photo shows Maxton Soviak at the EHOVE Career Center in Milan, Ohio. Soviak, a U.S. Navy Fleet Marine Force hospital corpsman, was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 26. (Photo by Kendra Ward via AP)

YOUNGSTOWN — A memorial motorcycle ride will take place Sunday to honor Maxton Soviak, a Navy corpsman from Ohio who was killed while supporting evacuation operations in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Soviak, of Berlin Heights, was one of 13 soldiers killed in the Aug. 26 attacks outside the Kabul airport.

The memorial ride, sponsored by Youngstown Harley-Davidson, will raise awareness of and funds for the newly established Maxton Soviak Memorial Fund. 

The Maxton Soviak Memorial Bike Run will start at Youngstown Harley-Davidson, 5700 Patriot Blvd. Registration will open on-site at 9 a.m., with the ride beginning at 2 p.m. The

Biker Brewhouse will provide breakfast to all riders. Registration is $20 per bike and $10 per

additional rider. A 50/50 drawing will also be available at the event. All proceeds from the event

will go directly to the Maxton Soviak Memorial Fund.

“While there truly is no action we can do to fully repay Maxton and his family for their sacrifice, we hope this event will offer some small show of support and comfort for the family and let them know they are not alone,” Tom Orlando, general sales manager of Youngstown Harley-Davidson, said in a news release.

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