The Other Budweiser Super Bowl Ad

Have you seen the “Puppy Love”  Super Bowl ad from Budweiser?  It’s just as cute as it can be.


But Budweiser has another ad for this Super Bowl that hasn’t drawn as much attention.  It is titled “A Hero’s Welcome”.

The ad centers on the homecoming of Lt. Chuck Nadd.  Here is his story…..

Lt. Chuck Nadd knew something was up when Anheuser-Busch’s private jet flew him from Fort Drum in New York to his hometown in central Florida within hours of his return from a tour in Afghanistan in early January.

The 24-year-old Army helicopter pilot and operations officer had been told he was on a public affairs assignment to give a speech to a Veterans of Foreign Wars group in his hometown. But when he got to downtown Winter Park, hundreds of residents, relatives, teachers and friends greeted him with a surprise parade complete with tickertape and Anheuser-Busch’s Clydesdale horses.

I’m always glad and grateful for it when our servicemen and servicewomen are honored this way.  To me, they are genuine heroes who strive for greater things for all our sakes.

But in my opinion, it was the story behind the ad that really spoke volumes.


They are truly amazing, aren’t they?

I just thought I’d mention it.  It is Super Bowl weekend.  Maybe we’ll cross paths with a soldier this weekend.  And maybe this video will inspire us to just give them a word of thanks.

Enjoy the game!




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