LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A 42-year-old soldier became the first Kentucky National Guardsman killed in U.S. operations in Afghanistan, Guard officials said Saturday. Capt. Clayton Lee Adamkavicius, a California native, was fatally wounded Thursday by small-arms fire while he was investigating a weapons cache soldiers found in the Uruzghan Province in the central part of the country. He was assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry, which is based in Barbourville, Ky. Adamkavicius had served with the Kentucky Guard since 1986. It was his third deployment, Guard officials said. Adamkavicius is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of Louisville. His father, Edmond Adamkavicius, lives in Pasadena, and he has a daughter who lives in Nevada. National Guard officials said Saturday that Adamkavicius’ family did not wish to speak with reporters. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAdamkavicius is the 11th and highest-ranking Kentucky Army National Guard soldier killed in the war on terrorism, which includes U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Funeral arrangements were pending. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!