"About mid-morning this fully armed German patrol came down the road. Leading the patrol was one of my own men, with a dirty face towel at his hips and a pistol in the middle of his back that was being held by a young German officer. My man, a corporal, was fluent in German, and I learned they wanted me to surrender my unit and become prisoners of war".
The anecdote continued with Captain Carter telling the corporal (in English) to hit the ground when he gave the order to open fire, directing his unit to fire on the Germans at the same time, and ultimately the killing of the German officer and capture of several Germans as well as the capture of handbooks of information from the dead patrol leader.
I've been trying to hunt down anything which might help to confirm my suspicion that this was my father but have been hitting a lot of dead ends. Unfortunately, Sam Carter died in 2005 and his wife Norma passed on in 2009. Right now I'm trying to make contact with one of their children (to see if there are more things written by Captain Carter) as well as the book's authors. I know that Dad's records were lost in the St. Louis fire so it has been hard to find leads. If anybody out there has something that could help my search it would be much appreciated.