The U.S. Marines gave me the leadership skills I needed to achieve professional success and run my own company. The lessons I learned sparked my desire to succeed.
Salt Lake City (PRWEB) May 01, 2014
Earl Downing was born to a poor working-class family during the Great Depression. At 13, his alcoholic father kicked him out and he was forced to sell moonshine and work the mills to survive. Downing’s life took an abrupt turn when he joined the Marines.
“The U.S. Marines gave me the leadership skills I needed to achieve professional success and run my own company,” Downing said. “The lessons I learned sparked my desire to succeed.”
After recently being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Downing has decided to publish his memoir, “Boy From Lulu”. In this new memoir, Downing narrates a unique coming-of-age journey that explores the many challenges he endured during uncertain times in America.
“The memoir highlights my unique and personal journey through life,” Downing said. “I overcame odds that at the time seemed insurmountable and have accomplished more than I ever imagined.”
“Boy From Lulu”
By Earl Downing
Available at: Amazon, Archway and Barnes and Noble online bookstores
About the Author
Earl Downing, the son of a sharecropper was born in the Early 1930s in Lulu, Florida. Throughout his life he has held many jobs, including working in the sawmills, Marines, salesman and the owner of a trucking company. He enjoys travel and has spent time on four separate continents.