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A York County man got the chance to help out with President Donald Trump's visit to the area this week.

Kelly Henshaw, of Red Lion, drove a van in Trump's motorcade during the president's visit to Harrisburg on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

“It was awesome, (I'm) kind of star-struck,” he said Wednesday evening.

Kelly Henshaw, of Red Lion, poses with Fox News' Sean Hannity Oct. 11, 2017, in Harrisburg. Henshaw was part of President Donald Trump's motorcade during his visit to Harrisburg.  Photo courtesy Kelly Henshaw.

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Opportunity: Henshaw said he got a call from the regional field director of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, asking him if he wanted to be involved with Trump's motorcade.

"I kind of feel honored that I was asked to do it," he said.

Henshaw said he knew the director from his involvement with Judge Kathleen Prendergast's recent campaign for York County Common Pleas judge.

Experience: Henshaw said he went to the Harrisburg area by 1:30 p.m., and about 4:30 p.m. Trump arrived on Air Force One.

Henshaw said he was "star-struck" by seeing Air Force One, which he said seemed like he could "reach out and touch it."

"I've never been that close to Air Force One before," he said.

Henshaw recalled heavy security presence before Trump landed, adding that Secret Service personnel had dogs and checked under his vehicle.

Air Force One landed in Harrisburg Oct. 11, 2017. Photo courtesy Kelly Henshaw.

"It's pretty neat to see it all happen," he said.

Additionally, Henshaw got to meet Fox News' Sean Hannity, who interviewed Trump that night.

Henshaw recalled seeing Air Force One leave after Trump's visit and felt a sense of patriotism. He said he felt what he did was a good way to honor the office of the president.

"To me it has nothing to do with party, it has anything to do with the position of our president — no matter who that is."

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.