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The Fertig Slim Carrier is a versatile, lightweight and low-profile carrier that offers a lot of aftermarket upgrades. The Fertig carrier is made with genuine Multicam and Black Multicam 500D Cordura fabric. The low-vis and sleek profile allows the operator to keep maximum mobility while providing a compact gear carrying solution. This carrier adjust to any body size from S-XXXL.
- Made of 500D Multicam and Black Multicam. It's also available in Coyote Tan, Black, and Ranger Green.
- Elastic Cummerbunds that fit 7.62 and 5.56 magazines, radios, beer bottles, or grenades. Plus, they keep the carrier snug to your chest and back for that loving, gentle hug feel.
- Low-profile shoulder straps that provide grip to your rifle's butt-stock to prevent slipping.
- Laser cut materials for that extra precision.
- Padded rear mesh to add comfort to the nice cuddle session with your plate carrier.
- Integrated admin pouch.
- MOLLE Integrated in the velcro for more aftermarket MOLLE options.
- Made by Twin Falcons, quality control overseen by ISO certified 9001:2015 Militech.
This carrier is named the Fertig Slim Carrier to commemorate and remember the American, guerilla warfare hero, Wendell Fertig. He is truly an Uprise inspiration.
"Welcome the Indomitable Patriot Who Have Lessened Human Suffering on Mindanao"
Fertig was an Army Reserve captain stationed on the Philippine Island, Corregidor. During his time there, the US Army surrendered to the Japanese. When asked by another fleeing officer, what they were going to do, Fertig said "Any damn thing but surrender." He fled to the Island of Mindanao, surviving multiple capture attempts and plane crashes. Using his prior knowledge of the Filipino people, he organized them into a guerrilla army and organized the civilian population. The small guerrilla force didn't have much supplies, so they operated in small hit-and-run tactics.
Fertig was an engineer and organized a team to create a radio with scrap pieces. He contacted US forces with it, as well as let his wife know that he was well. This gave the US opportunities to supply the small force with supplies transported via submarine. This also gave Fertig opportunity to give insanely accurate intel to the US. The Japanese attempted to kill Fertig multiple times but he simply would have his forces retreat. Then, after waiting for the Japanese to disperse, he'd counter attack the Japanese with local superiority.
He used his engineering knowledge to create a small guerilla navy to destroy Japanese supply ships, as well as protect their own supply submarine. His engineering knowledge was also put to use as he helped prepare for the US invasion of the island, by building and hiding a 7,000 foot airstrip. Using their bootleg radios, the guerillas gave the US such accurate knowledge of enemy ship positions that the US didn't bother sending reconnaissance planes. The Japanese were convinced that the Americans had created a "Fuel/Ammunition guided bomb." It was actually Fertig's forces super-accurate intel.
General MacArthur ordered Fertig to stop fighting the Japanese and to only gather intelligence. They assumed that because the US could not stop the Japanese, the guerillas couldn't either. Macarthur did not want Fertig's operation to be a waste of resources. Fertig could not follow these orders, as he would not be able to recruit new fighters if they didn't give the Filipino people an outlet for violent revenge against Japanese atrocities.
In the Spring of 1943 the Japanese launched a major offensive on Fertig. Fertig simply hid his forces until the Japanese became complacent. As the Japanese reduced their troops from units to squads Fertig's forces reorganized and created massive casualties on the now smaller Japanese forces.
Post-war, during the Korean war, he worked at the Pentagon in the psychological warfare unit. He helped establish the Army's Psychological Warfare Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, which later became the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
Wendell Fertig is considered one of the three founding fathers of the US Army Special Forces.