The Sago Mine survivor says he'd like to forget the fragmented images of the 41 hours he was trapped.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Randal McCloy Jr. says he tries to leave out "gory details and stuff" when he thinks of the 12 friends and fello miners who died at his side.
He says he prefers to think of them "saved and in heaven... That's really the best way you can remember somebody."
McCloy is ready to go home after two months of recovery from brain damage and other injuries.
He says he hopes to meet with all of the families of the men who lost their lives, to "show them great respect."