When the war began, John Bruhns
, then 25, was there.A former Marine Corps reservist, he joined the Army after the Sept. 11 attacks and was promoted to infantry sergeant while he was in Iraq.
was organizing protests to mark the fifth anniversary of the war.Bruhns
, who said he
was against the war from the start, felt compelled to go on active duty.Originally from Philadelphia, Bruhns was studying criminal justice at De Sales University in Center Valley, Pa., and wanted to go to law school.
,When 9-11 happened, I totally gave up going to law school,, he
said.Bruhns now works as the legislative action coordinator for United for Peace and Justice, which organized the march.Bruhns
predicts the military will not be able to sustain a protracted war and expects the country will need to draft soldiers.
,Not immediately, but sooner or later, all people are going to have to chip in,, he