(From op link)
"At the time of the incident, the family was hoping for a rescue and miracle, but later learned that it was not to be.” Read more: www.foxnews.com...
Although the circumstances were unimaginable
Originally posted by Irish614
It was NOT combat related. www.elpasotimes.com...
Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark, the 43-year-old Beaumont Army Medical Center nurse who died May 1 in Afghanistan, was not injured during combat, officials said.
A Beaumont spokesman said his death was not a result of enemy attack.
"It wasn't a result of hostile action," said public affairs officer Clarence Davis. "He was not wounded."
Clark, 43, was talking to his wife on Skype at the time of his death, the family said in a prepared statement.
"Bruce's wife tragically witnessed her husband's death during one of their regular Skype video chats," the statement said.
The family had hoped that Clark would be revived by medical personnel, but he died May 1.
"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."edit on 5/4/2012 by Irish614 because: (no reason given)
An Army nurse showed no alarm or discomfort before suddenly collapsing during a Skype video chat with his wife, his family said Sunday. But in a statement released Sunday, his wife said that she saw a bullet hole in a closet behind him.
Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark's family released a statement describing what his wife saw in the video feed recording her husband's death while he was in Afghanistan.
"Clark was suddenly knocked forward," the statement said. "The closet behind him had a bullet hole in it. The other individuals, including a member of the military, who rushed to the home of CPT Clark's wife also saw the hole and agreed it was a bullet hole."
I think it's kind of weird. The Army was just saying how it was not combat related, now they're saying Capt Clark may have been shot?!
Sorry no offense to those who've lost loved ones, but this smells funny.