Trond André Bolle

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Trond André Bolle
Birth name Trond André Bolle
Born (1968-07-05)5 July 1968
Vestbys coat of arms Vestby, Follo, Norway
Died 27 June 2010(2010-06-27) (aged 41)
 Afghanistan Almar, Faryab Province
Buried Hoff Church, Østre Toten, Norway
Allegiance  Norway
Service/branch Coat of arms of the Norwegian Armed Forces.svg Military Special Forces Branch
Years of service 1989-2010
Rank Lieutenant Commander (Orlogskaptein)
Unit Mjklogowiki.JPGMarinejegerkommandoen
Battles/wars Yugoslav Wars
Kosovo War
War in Afghanistan (2001-14)
Awards War Cross with Sword (awarded posthumously)

Trond André Bolle (5 July 1968 – 27 June 2010) was a Norwegian military officer and a commando of Marinejegerkommandoen (Norwegian Navy Special Operations Command, NORNAVSOC), with the rank of orlogskaptein. He was awarded the War Cross.[1]


Commander Bolle was awarded the War Cross with Sword (posthumously) on 21 January 2011. The decision was announced by the Minister of Defence, Grete Faremo, shortly after the cabinet session the same day.[2] Cmdr. Bolle receives the award for his actions and behaviour during his command of the Norwegian Special Operations Force Task Group II in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan's Helmand province from October 2005 to February 2006. According to the Minister of Defence, Cmdr Bolle performed "above and beyond the call of duty" on numerous occasions during this period, his leadership was described as "exemplary".

He "was a part" of intelligence agency E 14.[3]

Transport of children out of Morocco[edit]

He and three other former members of E14 (an intelligence organization), smuggled the two children of Khalid Skah and Cecilie Hopstock out of Morocco, in 2009.[4]


Commander Trond André Bolle was killed on 27 June 2010, in an IED incident in Afghanistan's Faryab province. Three other ISAF-soldiers from Norway were also[citation needed] killed in the incident, which happened on the road between Khwaja Gawhar and Almar Bazar. The vehicle was the last vehicle in a column of four vehicles. This award marks the first award of the War Cross with Sword for actions performed after the end of World War II. The award was presented on Veterans day (also Victory in Europe Day), 8 May 2011.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Litt av en fyr - nyheter". Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Krigskorset med sverd tildeles Eirik Johan Kristoffersen og Jørg Lian" (in Norwegian). The Norwegian Government. 8 April 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Braa, Knut (2011-02-10). "A state within the state - E 14: the intelligence service should be under control. At this time, it is not - Feature story". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). 
  4. ^ "Skah-barna ble reddet av E14 - nyheter". 2009-08-18. Retrieved 2013-10-20.