Funeral of Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell

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    The casket of Maj. Gen. of the Indiana National Guard, Robert J. Mitchell's was brought to Fairview Cemetery in Jasper on Friday after the service at the Jasper National Guard Armory. The Military Department of Indiana Ceremonial Unit conducted graveside rites, which included the firing of blank mortar rounds, blank rifle rounds and a horse-drawn carriage. Maj. Gen. Mitchell lived in Jasper. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    The Caisson procession for retired Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell of the Indiana National Guard entered the Fairview Cemetery in Jasper on Friday. The funeral device took place at the Indiana National Guard. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    The Caisson procession for retired Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell of the Indiana National Guard entered the Fairview Cemetery in Jasper on Friday. The funeral device took place at the Indiana National Guard. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    The Caisson procession for retired Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell of the Indiana National Guard entered the Fairview Cemetery in Jasper on Friday. The funeral device took place at the Indiana National Guard. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Retired Maj. Gen. of the Indiana National Guard, Robert J. Mitchell's family walked in the Caisson procession into Fairview Cemetery in Jasper on Friday. The funeral device took place at the Indiana National Guard. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Carolyn Mitchell, the wife of retired Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell of the Indiana National Guard, was comforted by family during the call to worship of her husband's military funeral at the Indiana National Guard in Jasper on Friday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Sgt. Major Richard Mitchell, the son of Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell of the Indiana National Guard, bowed his head during the funeral service for his father at the Indiana National Guard in Jasper on Friday. Sgt. Major Mitchell is stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Sgt. Major Richard Mitchell, the son of Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell of the Indiana National Guard, spoke during the funeral service for his father at the Indiana National Guard in Jasper on Friday. Sgt. Major Mitchell is stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Chaplin Charles McDaniel spoke during the funeral of Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell of the Indiana National Guard at the Indiana National Guard in Jasper on Friday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Maj. Gen. Umbarger spoke during Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell's military funeral service at the Indiana National Guard in Jasper on Friday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Family members of Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell of the Indiana National Guard, comforted each other before the military funeral service at the Indiana National Guard in Jasper on Friday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Maj. Gen. Umbarger consoled Carolyn Mitchell, the wife of Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell of the Indiana National Guard, after giving statements of life during Maj. Gen. Mitchell's funeral service at the Indiana National Guard in Jasper on Friday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    The drum major with the Indiana Military ceremonial unit stood at attention while people gathered on the lawn after the funeral service for Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell at the Indiana National Guard and before the procession entered Fairview Cemetery in Jasper on Friday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Indiana Patriot Guard Joe Lorey of Jasper, stood at attention during the funeral procession for retired Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell of the Indiana National Guard in Jasper on Friday. The service took place at the Indiana National Guard and the Caisson procession brought his casket to Fairview Cemetery. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Members of the Caisson procession for retired Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell stood at attention while people gathered on the lawn after the funeral service at the Indiana National Guard before the procession entered Fairview Cemetery in Jasper on Friday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    The Ceremonial Unit stood at attention after the military funeral procession for Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell at Fairview Cemetery in Jasper on Friday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Retired Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell's family gathered around the casket after the Caisson procession during his military funeral service at Fairview Cemetery in Jasper on Friday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Retired Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell's family were presented flags during his military funeral service at Fairview Cemetery in Jasper on Friday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Thirteen canon salute rounds were fired for Maj. Gen. Robert J. Mitchell of the Indiana National Guard during his funeral on Friday in Jasper. The service took place at the Jasper National Guard Armory and a caisson procession brought his casket to Fairview Cemetery in Jasper. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    A bugler played taps during retired Maj. Gen. Mitchell's funeral at Fairview Cemetery in Jasper on Friday. The Military Department of Indiana Ceremonial Unit conducted graveside rites, which included the firing of blank motor rounds, blank rifle rounds and a horse-drawn carriage. Maj. Gen. Mitchell lived in Jasper. Heather Rousseau/The Herald