Adolphus Busch: From Beer to Patriotic Service
Even though Adophus Busch, founder of Anheuser and Company (now Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC) died in October of 1913, his legacy lives on. Sponsor of the World Series and Super Bowl commercial extraordinaire, the Busch family has been a part of American families for generations.
While the Busch family may be best known for their beer, many people may not have realized the Busch family also served in the United States military. Adolphus Busch served in the Civil War for 14 months. August A. “Gussie” Busch, Jr., (grandson of Adolphus Busch and also a brewing magnet) served in the Army during WWII. The military record of Gussie Busch resides at the National Archives in St. Louis and the Preservation Paper Lab recently had the pleasure of preserving this record for future generations.
Adolphus Busch and family, this Bud’s for you!