Addison man dies in Afghanistan

May 11, 2012 —

Captain Bruce K. Clark died of a heart attack while in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He was chatting with his wife online at the time of his death.

Clark, 43, grew up in Addison and moved to his wife’s hometown of Spencerport, New York. Clark was a 1986 graduate of Addison High School, and served as a firefighter on the Addison Fire Department from 1986 to 1995, then again from 1998 to 2000. He joined the Army in 2006 and was stationed in Hawaii before he was assigned to the Texas medical center. He was assigned to A Company, Troop Command, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, in El Paso, Texas. He deployed to Afghanistan in March, with the 566th Air Support Medical Company.

Clark’s body was returned Thursday to Dover Air Force Base.

He is survived by his wife, Susan, and two daughters, aged 3 and 9, and by his parents, Bruce (Bev) Clark and Cindy Hallenbeck of Addison.

Funeral services are pending at the Walker Brothers Funeral Home, Inc., in Spencerport, New York. A memorial service for Clark will be held at a later date in Addison, Michigan.