>> I don't think I'm a hero, the real heroes are the Navy Seals. The 13-year-old captain of the Wild Boar soccer team is sharing his story of how the 12 boys and their coach held up for weeks in a cave in Thailand. He told Reuters on Thursday, they mostly talked about food.
The teammates are finally home after spending two weeks trapped in that cave, and another stuck in the hospital. On Wednesday, as the team said goodbye to their doctors and nurses, they looked far healthier than when they were found by rescue crews. In the footage taken by cave divers, they were gaunt, huddled in the dark, and apparently surviving only on dripping water.
However, somewhere a bright and early on Thursday for a religious ceremony.>> They prayed with Buddhist monks in this ancient temple nestled in the sleepy district of Mae Sai, the first step towards a normal life after the rescue.>>
> We heard some noises of people talking, so we told each other to be quite and listen to the noise.
>> This week also marks their first public appearance. Answering prearranged questions for reporters. One team member describe the moment two British divers found them as magical.>>
We weren't sure, so we listened and it turns out, yes, it's true, I was surprised.>> How many of you?>> But the boys are also taking time to remember the former Navy Seal who died in the grueling 18-day rescue mission. Saman Kunan died on July 6th after he lost consciousness during a mission to place oxygen tanks deep in the cave.
It was only two days before the boys' rescue. The team's coach says, the rescued boys will spend time as Buddhist monks to honor Kunan's memory.