When army helicopter pilot Lt. Chuck Nadd returned to his home in Winter Park, FL following an 8-month tour of duty in Afghanistan, he had no idea the amount of celebration awaiting him.
Nadd's fiancée, Shannon Cantwell, teamed up with the Department of Defense and Anheuser-Busch to host a parade in his honor, calling it "A Hero's Welcome." There were confetti cannons, the famous Budweiser Clydesdales and a crowd of hundreds of friends, family and community members welcoming him home.
The parade was filmed by a large production crew, with the Budweiser wagon - carrying Nadd and his fiancée - making multiple laps for the benefit of cameras. City officials say that footage of the event will be used for an upcoming documentary produced by Budweiser, though there are rumors that Nadd will appear in a Super Bowl Sunday ad as well.
"So many have given so much more than me," said Nadd to the crowd at his homecoming. "They're the real heroes."
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