Service Held for Nurse Who Died During Skype Chat

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
ADDISON, Mich. (AP) - More than 400 people attended a Michigan memorial service for a U.S. Army nurse who died in Afghanistan while video chatting with his wife.

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark. The family Clark, a Texas-based Army medic serving in Afghanistan, says Clark's wife witnessed the officer's death, which happened Monday, April 30, 2012 as the two were video chatting via Skype. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark's family and friends gathered Saturday at Addison Middle School. They said the 43-year-old dedicated his life to public service.

The Daily Telegram reports ( ) the service started with a silent tribute from uniformed fire department and military veterans. They paused at a display in Clark's honor as they marched in.

Clark was a native of Addison and former member of the Addison Fire Department.

He was assigned to an El Paso, Texas, medical center and then deployed to Afghanistan in March. His wife was in Texas chatting with him via Skype on April 30 when he collapsed.

The death is under investigation.

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