Florida soldier, his hometown star in Super Bowl ad

By: MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press
January 31, 2014 Updated: January 31, 2014 at 8:07 am
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photo - In this undated photo provided by Anheuser-Busch, Lt. Chuck Nadd, left, is greeted by his mother after he rode aboard the famously-red Budweiser beer wagon  in a parade, led by a marching band through Winter Park, Fla. The brewer has fashioned an ad around the parade that will run during the Super Bowl(AP Photo/Anheuser-Busch, Hand Out)
In this undated photo provided by Anheuser-Busch, Lt. Chuck Nadd, left, is greeted by his mother after he rode aboard the famously-red Budweiser beer wagon in a parade, led by a marching band through Winter Park, Fla. The brewer has fashioned an ad around the parade that will run during the Super Bowl(AP Photo/Anheuser-Busch, Hand Out) 

WINTER PARK, Fla. — A soldier and his Florida hometown are the stars of an Anheuser-Busch ad that will air during the Super Bowl.

The ad shows Lt. Chuck Nadd returning to Winter Park and being surprised with a tickertape parade featuring hundreds of well-wishers, a marching band and a police motorcade.

Nadd's girlfriend nominated him for a Veterans of Foreign Wars contest to honor a soldier with a parade in his or her hometown.

She found out he won shortly before Christmas. Winter Park city officials were asked to help organize the parade on short notice.

The 24-year-old Nadd returned from a tour in Afghanistan in early January. He thought he was going to Winter Park to speak to a VFW group and had no idea a parade was planned for him.

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