A week-and-a-half after Somali pirates took him hostage, ship captain Richard Phillips returned to his home in Vermont. His wife and children went on board the corporate jet to greet him at the airport in Burlington, and a small crowd gathered to greet him. Speaking to the media, Phillips thanked the US military: "They're the superheroes," he said. "They're the titans. They're impossible men doing an impossible job, and they did the impossible with me." Of his crew, he said, "We did it. We did what we were trained to do."