Jim McLaughlin, chairman of the board of the Honor Flight Network, said the national group exercises no financial oversight of the local groups that provide the flights. It was completely surprised by the charges against Miller, he said.
The now-defunct Central Prairie Honor Flights has handed over its records, along with leftover hats and T-shirts, to Hutchinson-based Kansas Honor Flight. President Mike VanCampen said Kansas Honor Flight volunteers have called people on the Central Prairie waiting list and been told they died or were too ill to fly.
"That is the call we hate to make," VanCampen said. "We just have to say we are sorry to hear that and couldn't get him up to Washington to see the memorial built in his honor."
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