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Soldier Who Died While Skype Chatting Was Not Shot, Army Concludes

Posted by on May. 8, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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A soldier who died in Afghanistan while Skype chatting with his wife in America did not have a bullet woundmilitary officials said today despite the wife's claim that he had been shot.

The Army's Army Criminal Investigative Command came to its conclusion following an autospy on Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark.

"Agents conducting the investigation, found no trauma to the body beyond minor abrasions and a possible broken nose most likely caused from Captain Clark striking his face on his desk when he collapsed," the command's spokesman Chris Grey said in a s statement this morning.

"We do not suspect foul play in the death of Captain Clark at this point in our ongoing investigation," Gray said.

Clark's wife, Susan Orellana-Clark, previously described chatting with her husband on April 30 when the soldier suddenly fell forward and she saw a bullet hole in a closet behind him.

"During the Skype conversation on April 30, 2012, there was no sign that CPT Clark was in any discomfort, nor did he indicate any alarm. Then CPT Clark was suddenly knocked forward. The closet behind him had a bullet hole in it," Orellana-Clark's statement read.

The Skype video link continued for about two hours as Clark's family tried to get help, according to the statement.

"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," she wrote.

The Army's statement today insisted that Clark had not been shot, and that the Army believed that there was no foul play in Clark's death.

"The investigation into the death of Captain Clark will continue and we will consider all available evidence before reaching a final determination," the statement said.

Clark, who was deployed to Afghanistan in March, was flown back Thursday to Dover Air Force Base, according to the AP.

In an earlier statement, the family said Clark was a "model father, husband, family member, U.S. Army Chief Nurse, and American citizen."

He is survived by his wife and two daughters, ages 3 and 9.



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gmadiane
by Diane on May. 8, 2012 at 9:18 AM

I dont know sounds kinda fishy to me, terribly sad for his family

GraceHudson
by on May. 8, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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very sad


coffeecake1
by on May. 8, 2012 at 1:01 PM


Quoting gmadiane:

I dont know sounds kinda fishy to me, terribly sad for his family

Very fishy!  What the hell is going on with our military these days.  Or maybe its always been this shady.

MamaMandee
by Mandee on May. 8, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Very odd!

Hannahluvsdogs
by Hannah on May. 8, 2012 at 3:41 PM

It sounds fishy to me too. If he wasn't shot how did he die?

Strega
by on May. 8, 2012 at 3:43 PM

I saw something last night where they said he had no bullet wound and no signs of Trauma. It makes no sense at all. Could he have been poisoned?

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monjerm01
by Monica on May. 8, 2012 at 4:04 PM
I agree!

His poor family :(


Quoting MamaMandee:

Very odd!


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