To chants and tearful hugs from family, seven American soldiers who survived three harrowing weeks of captivity in Iraq made a joyous homecoming — and began a long journey of adjustment and healing.

"I say a special prayer each night for our fallen comrades, for the soldiers that didn't make it home, and the ones that are still over there. I want everyone to remember them in their prayers," Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D. Young Jr. told 1,500 cheering colleagues, friends and family members who had gathered late Saturday night at Fort Hood.

"This almost makes me as nervous as being shot at," the tall, lanky Young, of Lithia Springs, Ga., quipped as he gazed out at the crowd.

"Hoo-ah!" hollered comrades wearing black berets. Others let out piercing whistles.

Young, 26, was flown to Fort Hood with fellow Apache helicopter pilot Chief Warrant Officer David S. Williams, of Orlando, Fla., after all seven POWs landed in Fort Bliss, Texas.

FOX News Live spoke to family members of Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D. Young Jr...

• See the video of the interview where the family talks about their worries and relief now that their POW is home!