The member of the Yuma 14 whose death inspired, for Urrea, “the most sorrow and conversation” of any of the walkers. Reymundo and his son, Reymundo Jr., set out together into the desert in hopes of spending a summer working orange groves in Florida, but both died on the journey. Reymundo Sr. was witness to his son’s death as Reymundo Jr. died in his arms. Reymundo was found dead in the desert, very near to his child, and, years later, Urrea received a letter from a nephew of Reymundo Sr., thanking Urrea for writing the “truth” of his relatives’ death.
Reymundo Barreda, Sr. Character Timeline in The Devil’s Highway
The timeline below shows where the character Reymundo Barreda, Sr. appears in The Devil’s Highway. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: In Veracruz
Chapter 8: Bad Step at Bluebird
Chapter 11: Their Names
Chapter 13: The Trees and the Sun
Afterword: Ten Years On
...Patrol Agents, though, unfortunately, Urrea has “lost track” of the survivors. He also revealed that Reymundo Sr.’s nephew wrote to him after the book’s publication, expressing gratitude to Urrea for writing the... (full context)