More details have emerged about the death of Army Capt. Bruce Clark, who died during a Skype chat with his wife.
The Associated Press just tweeted that Army investigators “say they found no bullet wound in soldier who died during Skype chat.”
This is quite different than the account given by Clark’s wife, Susan.
She told reporters that Clark was suddenly “knocked forward” mid-conversation, and that “her husband showed no alarm or discomfort” beforehand, according to Business Insider.
Susan did not want to speak publicly until the Army released its autopsy of Clark, Business Insider reports, but decided to come forward when officials claimed that he died of natural causes.
“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.”
After two hours and many frantic phone calls by Mrs. Clark, two military personnel arrived in the room and appeared to check his pulse, but provided no details about his condition to his wife.”
Clark, of Spencerport, New York, died in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan.
The 43-year-old served as as an Army medic in Operation Enduring Freedom. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on flags to be flown at half mast in honor of his death, the Voice reported last week.
It doesn’t appear that toxicology and autopsy reports have been completed, or that an official cause of death has been announced. Check back to the Voice for updates.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 7, 2012