For as long as his parents can remember, Paul Ross knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. "You're talking about a boy who since he was very, very young, 4, 5, 6 years old, this is all he's wanted to do," says his father, Paul P. Ross. And now, at just 21 years old, Paul is a U.S. Army Ranger. His parents believe he has already been directly involved in the war on terrorism, although when Paul's not on post at Ft. Lewis, Washington, his whereabouts are top secret. "You would like to be able to protect them, and this has all of that kind of topsy-turvey. He's the one protecting us. We don't know where he is or what he's doing," his father says.