He was one of 13 service members who were killed when a bomb exploded at the Kabul Airport on August 22.
The 22-year-old was a native of Berlin Heights.
Soviak was there working in support of operation Allies Refuge, helping to evacuate American citizens and Afghans.
While America had been in Afghanistan for 2 decades, the death of the 13 service members was a stark reminder to people across the U.S. of the risks military members and their families face every day.
Northeast Ohio was hit especially hard in the loss of Soviak.
Edison High School in Milan, where he graduated in 2017, held a Veterans Day assembly Thursday.
Governor Mike DeWine was there to help the student body honor Soviak.
“He made a difference,” the governor said.
“Our military members are the best, the bravest. They set an example for the rest of us.”