|Rank||Private First Class U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||January 30 1954|
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Private First Class Atwater was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.
Private First Class Atwater was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. On January 30, 1954, he was fighting a brush fire when he caught on fire himself and died of 2nd degree burns and suffocation.