Wadsworth Caesar Trojakowski, the son of Frank and Constance (Garkowska) Trojakowski, was born on October 14, 1898, in Schenectady, New York. He graduated from Schenectady High School in 1917. 

Wadsworth enlisted in the United States Navy in 1917 but departed to pursue a career in dentistry. Wadsworth re-enlisted in the United States Navy in 1936 after becoming a dentist. During the Battle of the Coral Sea, he was aboard the USS Lexington when it was hit by torpedoes. On May 8, 1942, Wadsworth was lost at sea. He is remembered at Arlington National Cemetery.

Lexington's wreck was discovered in the Coral Sea off Australia's northeastern coast in March 2018.

Sources: The Schenectady Gazette, Find A Grave, Ancestry