This 15-foot statue is dedicated to the airborne trooper who is always watching, waiting, and alert. "Iron Mike," the post's most prominent symbol since 1961; was the creation of the wife of a former deputy post chaplain. His stance is that of an airborne soldier who has completed a combat jump. The cover art for the book, Devils in Baggy Pants inspired this statue.
Iron Mike is a symbol of the thousands of airborne soldiers that have defended American liberties in numerous world conflicts and are continuing to do so today. Located at the traffic circle at Randolph and Armistead Streets on Fort Bragg and at Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM).