“To Valhalla!” Norwegian “Punisher” Troops In Action

first published on August 18, 2016 by

Norway’s elite “Punisher” Telemark Battalion is an elite mechanized infantry unit, often used for quick reaction operations. They served repeatedly throughout Operation Enduring Freedom and lost a few troops along the way. Last spring it was announced that the Telemark Battalion would be deploying to Erbil, Iraq to bolster, train, and assist Kurdish forces against the Islamic State in Iraq.