The Iron Mike Special is approximately 11-3/4" tall from the statue's base to Iron Mike's helmet. The black polished wood base is 6" in diameter and 2-3/4" tall. Created to resemble the original "Iron Mike" here in Fayetteville, NC in posture and finish. Fort Bragg's most prominent symbol since 1961, Iron Mike 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. PFC Michael A. Scambellure, an 82nd Airborne Division soldier and recipient of the Silver Star for his heroic actions in Sicily, originally inspired the statue.