In the saddest story you'll read today, the wife of Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark witnessed his death Monday while the couple were video-chatting via Skype. "At the time of the incident, the family was hoping for a rescue and miracle, but later learned that it was not to be," said Bradley Taber-Thomas, Clark's brother-in-law. "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."
Clark was a U.S. Army nurse stationed in Afghanistan who had been awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service, Medal National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Service Medal. Clark was described by his commander as "awesome," "a professional," and "a great asset, leader, and friend," and he noted that Clark "made long days and nights a lot shorter."
Clark is survived by his wife and two daughters, ages 3 and 9. His cause of death is under investigation.