Rob Guzzo was born on January 3, 1979, in San Diego, California. He graduated from Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, with the Class of 1997, and later graduated from the State University of New York College at Cortland, New York. Rob enlisted in the U.S. Navy on January 31, 2003, and went on active duty to attend basic training beginning on September 10, 2003. He graduated from basic training at NTC Great Lakes, Illinois, on November 14, 2003, and then attended Intelligence Specialist "A" School at The Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center at Dam Neck, Virginia, from November 2003 to March 2004. After attending SEAL Indoctrination training, Petty Officer Guzzo attended Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, California, from May to November 2004, followed by SEAL Qualification Training from November 2004 to May 2005. He then served with SEAL Team FIVE at NAB Coronado from June 2005 until his honorable discharge from the Navy on May 28, 2008. During this time, Petty Officer Guzzo deployed to Iraq from October 2006 to April 2007. After leaving active duty, Rob worked as an actor and appeared in the web series "Crisis: New York Under Water" in 2009, on the TV series "Universal Dead" in 2010, on the short film "I Am a Human Directional" in 2011, and had an uncredited role in the movie "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" in 2011. Rob Guzzo died on November 12, 2012, and was buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California.
His Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/Valor Citation reads:
For heroic achievement while serving as communicator and assaulter, Naval Special Warfare Task Unit-RAMADI, in direct support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM from 21 October 2006 to 22 April 2007. On an 11 November 2006 over-watch mission to disrupt insurgent activity, he displayed great courage and poise under enemy attack, coordinating an immediate extract of his team. His decisive actions under enemy fire significantly mitigated risk to the force. Additionally, he performed superbly on 36 direct action missions that led to the capture of 22 anti-Iraqi forces. By his unswerving determination, wise judgment, and complete dedication to duty, Petty Officer Guzzo reflected credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.