Adamkavicius, Clayton Lee, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
19B-Armor
Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
2003-2004, 19B, 2nd Battalion, 123rd Armor Regiment/HHC
Service Years
1986 - 2006
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Operation Enduring Freedom

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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1962
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fairdale
Last Address
Abu Ghurayb, Afghanistan

Casualty Date
Apr 21, 2006
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
In the Line of Duty
Location of Interment
Riverside National Cemetery - Riverside, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec 57A Site 18

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US Air ForceIndividual Ready Reserve (IRR)1st Squadron, 221st Cavalry Regiment35th Infantry Division
149th Armored Brigade2nd Battalion, 123rd Armor Regiment
  1986-1990, US Air Force
  1990-1993, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR)
  1993-1995, 19K10, 1st Squadron, 221st Cavalry Regiment
  1995-1999, 19C, 1st Squadron, 221st Cavalry Regiment
  1999-2006, 19B, 35th Infantry Division
  1999-2006, 19B, 149th Armored Brigade/HHC
  2003-2004, 19B, 2nd Battalion, 123rd Armor Regiment/HHC
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  2003-2004 Operation Joint Forge (SFOR)1
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Captain Clayton Lee Adamkavicius

Captain Clayton Lee Adamkavicius
Captain Clayton Lee Adamkavicius

Captain Clayton Lee Adamkavicius, 43, Louisville, was mortally wounded Thursday, April 20, 2006, by small arms fire while investigating an anti-coalition weapons cache discovered near Dihrawud district, Uruzghan Province, Afghanistan. Adamkavicius, a native of California, joined the US Air Force in 1986 serving as an enlisted airman in both Guam and at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas. He left the Air Force after five years. In 1990 he joined the Nevada National Guard as an E4 and later applied for Officer Candidate School and was pinned as a Second Lieutenant in 1992. He relocated to Louisville and joined the Kentucky Army National Guard in 1999, and was assigned to Headquarters Company, 149th Brigade in Louisville. Adamkavicius was on his third operational deployment with the Kentucky Army National Guard. His first deployment was to Eastern Europe in 2003 where he served as Commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 123 Armor, in support of Operation Joint Forge at Eagle Base, Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina. In a subsequent deployment to Bosnia in 2004, he served with Headquarters Company, 149th Brigade (Louisville). Adamkavicius had been training Afghan soldiers when he was killed.





Captain Clayton Lee Adamkavicius, 42, was mortally wounded Thursday, April 20,2006, by small arms fire while investigating an anti-coalition weapons cache discovered near Dihrawud district, Uruzghan Province, Afghanistan.

Adamkavicius, a native of California who has been a member of the Kentucky Army National Guard since 1986, was assigned to Headquarters Company, 149th Brigade based in Louisville.

Adamkavicius was on his third operational deployment with the Kentucky Army National Guard. His first deployment was to Eastern Europe in 2003 where he served as Commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 123 Armor, in support of Operation Joint Forge at Eagle Base, Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina. In a subsequent deployment to Bosnia in 2004, he served with Headquarters Company, 149th Brigade (Louisville).

Adamkavicius has been presented with the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart and the Kentucky Distinguished Service Medal for his service in Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife Bonnie of Louisville; father, Edmond Adamkavicius of Pasadena, California and a daughter who resides in Nevada.

   
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A former Nevada Army National Guard soldier was killed Friday by small arms fire in Afghanistan.
Capt. Clayton L. Adamkavicius, 43, was serving with the Kentucky National Guard, mentoring Afghan army commanders, U.S. military officials said Monday.
Adamkavicius was mortally wounded while investigating a weapons cache discovered near Dihrawud in Afghanistan's Uruzghan Province, officials said. Adamkavicius has a daughter who lives in Nevada, according to a statement from the Kentucky National Guard.
A Nevada military spokeswoman said Adamkavicius had been a soldier in the Nevada Army National Guard from April 1993 to March 1999, when he was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 221st Cavalry.
Records show he was commissioned through the Nevada Guard's Officer Candidate School in 1995 and transferred to the Individual Ready Reserve in March 1999. He had served in the Air Force as an active duty enlisted man from May 1983 through March 1990.
Most recently, he had been a resident of Fairdale, Ky. A Pentagon statement late Monday said Adamkavicius was assigned to the Army National Guard's 149th Brigade, 35th Infantry Division out of Louisville, Ky.
Col. Phil Miller, a spokesman for the Kentucky National Guard said Adamkavicius was helping train Afghan army personnel along with 95 soldiers from the Kentucky Guard assigned to Task Force Phoenix.
The Kentucky Guard's statement quoted the state's adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Donald C. Storm, saying Adamkavicius was "a fine young officer and will be missed by his family, his fellow soldiers and everyone who knew him.
"Clayton Adamkavicius made the ultimate sacrifice for his nation," Storm said.
This was third deployment for Adamkavicius with the Kentucky Guard.
He served in Eastern Europe in 2003 as a headquarters company commander at Eagle Base, Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and in 2004 he served in Bosnia.
His medals include the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
In addition to his daughter, he is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of Louisville, and his father, Edmond Adamkavicius of Pasadena, Calif

   
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