The wife of a Beaumont Army Medical Center nurse who died Monday in Afghanistan said the incident took place while she was talking with her husband through Skype’s video chat.
Army officials have not released the cause of death for Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark, 43, of Spencerport, N.Y.
A statement from the family said they are waiting for results of a military investigation.
“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,” according to the family’s statement.
“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.”
Beaumont Army Medical Center officials could not be reached for comment on Thursday.
U.S. and Australian special operations soldiers in Afghanistan honored Clark this week, according to the statement.