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'Iron Mike' To Be Replaced With Bronze Replica

Posted July 12, 2005 1:24 a.m. EDT

— A famous Fort Bragg statue is on the move.

For years, "

Iron Mike

" sat outside Fort Bragg as a symbol of the Airborne Trooper. However, it is leaving its perch for some much-needed repairs.

"It's significant, it's historical, it's emotional, but for the soldiers, it's a reminder of what they do what they do," said military wife Lorna Ellis.

Crews plan to replace "Iron Mike" with a bronze replica. The old statue will be taken to Simmons Army Air Field where he will be refurbished. He will later be taken to Fayetteville's Airborne & Special Operations Museum.

The new bronze statue will be in Fort Bragg sometime in August.