This 15-foot statue is dedicated to the airborne trooper who is always watching, waiting and alert. "Iron Mike," the posts most prominent symbol since 1961 was the creation of the wife of a former deputy post chaplin. His stance is that of an airborne soldier who has completed a combat jump. PFC Michael A. Scambellure, an 82nd Airborne Division soldier, who received the Silver Star for his heroic actions in Sicily, originally inspired the statue.
(1)The original is located at the entrance of ASOM and (2) the replica is located on Fort Bragg at the intersection of Randolph and Armistead Streets.