Kjetil Bragstad

11 May 2017

Kjetil was 20 years old when he joined the Norwegian Armed Forces with his long time best mate Kristoffer. On his second tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2007, Kjetil finally had the chance to serve together with Kristoffer. During a night mission – only one day in, an IED blows up under their un-armoured vehicle, immediately killing Kristoffer and severely injuring Kjetil. After surviving intense surgery and returning to Norway, Kjetil was faced with another tough battle – getting the compensation he deserved from the country he served. This story was published in Dagbladet Magasinet May 6th, written by Therese Doksheim Skaug.