The funny part about boot is you don't subconsciously remember the bad things only the good. It's only when someone starts to bring up their recent experiences that you consciously make the effort to recall it all.
Those were the days! Galley week I put on 10 lbs. It was great because we got to eat pretty much when we wanted. As long as you did your assigned job, mine was garbage detail, no one bothered you -- it was almost like a real job (except for the 4am wake up).
Keep us posted on his progress.
Caution: The author of this post is a product of the US public education system.