Wife sees soldier die during Skype chat

2012-05-04 22:01

Houston - The wife of a US Army medic serving in Afghanistan witnessed his death as the two video chatted via Skype, his family said onFriday.

The circumstances of Captain Bruce Kevin Clark's death on Monday were not immediately available.

"We are entrusting the military with investigating and with finding out what happened to Captain Clark," Bradley Taber-Thomas, Clark's brother-in-law, told The Associated Press.

The Pentagon said the death of the 43-year-old officer was under investigation.

"Bruce's wife tragically witnessed her husband's death during one of their regular Skype video chats on Monday," Taber-Thomas said in a prepared statement.

"At the time of the incident, the family was hoping for a rescue and miracle, but later learned that it was not to be.

Clark, an Army chief nurse, was deployed in March. Taber-Thomas said Clark is survived by his wife and two daughters, age 3 and 9.

Taber-Thomas said the soldier's body was returned on Thursday to the US.

"Although the circumstances were unimaginable, Bruce's wife and extended family will be forever thankful that he and his wife were together in his last moments," he said.

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