By Tim Collins
It was just a nice chat on Skype. Soldiers have been using it for a little while now to catch up with family and friends when stationed abroad. Capt. Bruce Clark was checking in with his wife while stationed in Afghanistan when suddenly he collapsed.
In a statement, his wife said the following: “The closet behind him had a bullet hole in it.”
His wife made frantic calls for nearly two hours trying to alert officials to the condition of her husband.
According to his wife, Clark showed no physical signs of pain or discomfort associated with a heart attack. There were no signs that he had a stroke, and no signs of a brain aneurysm.
A family member who was also in the military saw the bullet hole in the closet as well. The family was left in the dark as to what had truly happened. They saw two army personnel enter and check his pulse. They were not informed of his condition until the next day.
Clark worked as a chief army nurse and was 43. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters.
The military rushed out a statement to CNN stating that Clark died of natural causes, only to retract that statement later. Now the army has released an official statement claiming that there were no signs of physical trauma.
The story has been the buzz of the internet with some openly questioning if Clark was going to blow the whistle on some wrong doing that he had witnessed. Those who believe the military report have pointed to the lack of the sound of a gunshot. Those who don’t buy the military report point to a sniper rifle with a silencer mounted on it.
As we have reported previously, President Obama signed an Executive Order against whistle blowers. The order allows them to be locked up or intimidated into silence.
A coroner that we spoke with offered the following advice for the family:
“Set up an independent autopsy. If you are concerned about any government cover ups, keep it top secret. Don’t let anyone know who is doing the autopsy. If there is trauma, a coroner will find it.”
This case has many question marks and we will keep you posted on any developments as we get them.