Background & Early LifeEdit
Not much is known about Atwater's background or early life except that they were a soldier in the United States Military.
In July of 2033, Atwater was in a patrol with O.I.C. Waters, Private Shah, and Private Coolidge on the outskirts of the Boston area. They heard and/or saw an Infected near a collapsed office building. The patrol went to investigate and was soon attacked by multiple Infected, where Atwater was killed.
Events of The Last of Us Edit
In The Last of Us, Private Atwater was mentioned in the Field Ops Log artifact, found at the Goldstone Building in the chapter "The Outskirts". His deceased body can be seen laying on the nearby ground.