Lawmakers and officials used Twitter on Tuesday to note the awarding of the country's highest military honor to Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, 25.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen tweeted:

Was my privilege to watch SSG Giunta receive the medal of honor today; few will ever comprehend the true magnitude of his actions

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tweeted:

A model of valor and sacrifice: SSG Sal Giunta. An inspiring story of heroism and a Medal of Honor richly deserved.

Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tweeted

#USArmy SSG Salvatore Giunta demonstrates the service, dedication & sacrifice of all of our troops. His bravery is an inspiration. #MOH

Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) tweeted:

Congratulations and thank you to SSgt Sal Giunta. #MOH winner put life on line for his fellow soldiers. 

Read more about Giunta's award here.

—This post will be updated as necessary.