An Army captain's wife witnessed her husband's death while the couple was engaged in one of their regular video chats -- he from his base in Afghanistan and she from the United States, some 7,500 miles away -- the family said.
Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark was in Tarin Kowt, about 85 miles (140 kilometers) north of Kandahar, when he died during a Skype session with his wife on Monday.
Clarence Davis, a spokesman for the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, where Clark was based, said that it has not been determined how Clark died and that the case is under investigation.
He added that he "misspoke" when he said earlier Friday that "we believe his death was from natural causes."
Clark's family said in a statement that they'd hoped for "a miracle" after his wife Susan saw what happened to Clark earlier this week, but "it was not to be." They did not elaborate as to what took place.
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