The wife of Army captain Bruce Kevin Clark, who died in Afghanistan while having a Skype conversation with his wife in Texas, said on Sunday that she had seen a bullet hole in a closet behind her husband just moments after he had collapsed.
Army officials maintain that 43-year-old Bruce Kevin Clark, an Army chief nurse, died of natural causes and had no visible injuries on his body at the time of his death, but Clark's family issued a statement on Sunday arguing that the details behind Clark's death are inaccurate.
The statement said that Clark's wife, Susan Orellana-Clark, saw a bullet hole in the closet door behind her husband just moments after he had collapsed.
"(Capt.) Clark was suddenly knocked forward," the statement read. "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 Capt. Clark's wife also saw the hole and agreed it was a bullet hole."
Clark, who was deployed to Afghanistan in March, was having a conversation with his wife in El Paso, Texas, when he suddenly collapsed and died, but Mrs. Clark said that her husband had shown no signs of alarm or discomfort before he fell over.
"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," the statement added.
The Pentagon is still investigating the death and Mrs. Clark said that she decided to go public with her details "to honor my husband and dispel the inaccurate information and supposition promulgated by other parties."
Clark is survived by his wife and two daughters, age 3 and 9. His body was flown to Dover Air Force Base on Thursday.