An Army wife talking to her deployed husband over Skype is not that strange of an occurrence. Watching her deployed husband die while talking to him over Skype is. This is exactly what happened to the wife of Captain Bruce Kevin Clarke. On one of their weekly Skype chats, Capt. Clarke passed away.
A spokesman at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center said that Capt Bruce Kevin Clark’s death on Monday came from natural causes and was not combat-related or suicide. The Army is still investigating the cause of death.
The family released a statement regarding what happened: “Bruce’s wife tragically witnessed her husband’s death during one of their regular Skype video chats,” the statement said. “At the time of the incident, the family was hoping for a rescue and miracle, but later learned that it was not to be. 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.”
Captian Clarke was deployed in March to Afghanistan to support the men and women fighting there. He was assigned to A Company, Troop Command at Beaumont. Capt. Clarke was decorated during his time in service with the Army Commendation Award, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Medal. He is survived by his wife and 2 kids.
The photo of Capt. Clarke with his beautiful wife and children is courtesy of Facebook.