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The 120th Infantry Regiment ("Third North Carolina") is an infantry regiment of the United States Army National Guard. The unit is a part of the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the North Carolina Army National Guard. Currently, 1st Battalion is the only active battalion in the regiment. The 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment (1/120th IN) is headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina. The 2nd Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment was most famous for its actions in the Battle of Mortain. There they stopped a German advance. This allowed an American breakout from 7-13 August 1944. The 2/120th's actions kept the American forces moving as Allied forces pushed through Northern France after the Normandy invasion.

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