The US Army’s Special Operations Aviation Command (ARSOAC) had a statue to honor the men and women of the unit unveiled at Ft. Bragg on Tuesday. The command wanted the statue to be dramatic and unique, rather than the basic helicopter monument or a stone obelisk, they wanted something special. Like the troops in the command.

Judging from the look of the artwork they’ve accomplished that in spades with a very dramatic, one-of-a-kind sculpture. And it has a history as well, with some of the steel coming from a UH-60 Blackhawk that crashed in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993 during “Blackhawk Down.”

A sculpture depicting the Greek god of war, Ares, riding a pegasus centaur was unveiled Tuesday. The life-size bronze figures sit atop a massive granite block just outside ARSOAC.

Ares, mid scowl, has his sword raised as he appears ready to leap into battle. The pegasus centaur has its bow drawn and aimed at some unseen enemy.