Harris, Ruth (Brynteson) age 67. Preceded in death by husband, Earl; parents, Elaine & Walter Brynteson; brother, Charles. Survived by brother, Richard; children, Scott (Kathy) Halldorson and Lisa (Rick) Teteak; grandchildren, Erick, Kris & Richard; great-granddaughter Tori, as well as many other family & friends. Private service will be held in the spring. For service info call Scott, Lisa
SP4 is a Specialist, E-4, which is one step (rank) above a PFC, Private 1st class, E-3 and one step (rank) below a Sergeant, Sgt., E-5. A Private is an E-1 which is the rank most soldiers get out of boot camp. I don't know if the rank of Corporal is still used as it was or is an E-4 or at least a rank above a PFC. A Sgt., E-5 is usually a squad leader but depending on the staffing or circumstances could act as a platoon Sgt. This position is usually held by an E-6 and sometimes an E-7. The head NCO, Non-Commisioned Officer of an Army Company, is usually an E-8 which is a 1st Sergeant. The 'top dog' NCO in a battalion or Unit is the Command Sergeant Major. I think I got it right.