Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communication Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Directs Flags at State Offices at Half-Staff in Memory of Kentucky Guardsman

Press Release Date:  Saturday, April 22, 2006  
Contact Information:  Brett Hall
Jodi Whitaker
Troy Body

Captain Clayton Adamkavicius killed Thursday in Afghanistan
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of Captain Clayton Lee Adamkavicius (pronounced “adam-KAH-vish-us”).

Captain Adamkavicius was mortally wounded by small arms fire while investigating an anti-coalition weapons cache discovered near Dihrawud district, Uruzghan Province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry, based in Barbourville.  That unit is currently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

“While we are in the United States enjoying our many freedoms, we must not forget that brave members of the Kentucky National Guard and other branches of the military are away from home fighting for those freedoms,” said Governor Fletcher. “We honor Captain Adamkavicius for his service and h is bravery. The First Lady and I mourn the loss of Captain Adamkavicius, and our heartfelt condolences go out to his family.”

Flags will remain at half-staff throughout the state until sunset on the day of Adamkavicius’ funeral.
At this time arrangements for funeral services are pending.
Captain Adamkavicius is the eleventh member of the Kentucky National Guard to die in combat in the global war on terror.  He is the first to be killed in Afghanistan.