The wife of Capt. Richard Phillips tearfully thanked the Navy crew that rescued her husband and admitted today that the five days that her husband was held hostage had been "extremely difficult."
Andrea Phillips, hampered by laryngitis and emotion, was barely able to speak. Instead, a spokeswoman for her husband's shipping company, Maersk, read aloud a statement that Mrs. Phillips had written.
The captain's wife said she was grateful to the entire nation for the "outpouring of concern for my...Full Story