ALIENS: Medal for Moving

For the biggest moving job in U.S. history a 3 5-year-old colonel last week was awarded the Army's Distinguished Service Medal.

Colonel Karl Robin Bendetsen last March began evacuating 110,599 Japanese and Nisei from a 150-mile West Coast strip to 16 temporary assembly centers in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona. This month he finished his seven-day-a-week job. He had placed all his charges in the care of the civilian War Relocation Authority in ten huge, permanent projects in California, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Arkansas.

Said his superior, Lieut. General John Lesesne DeWitt,...