Zvi (Jerry) Wolf was born on August 5, 1957 in Hollywood, CA to Shirley and Bob (Marvin). At the age of 13, following his bar-mitzva, Zvi came on a visit to Israel as part of a Jewish Agency organized trip. From then on he dreamt of returning to Israel. In 1978, after the Coastal Road Massacre, Zvi came to Israel as a volunteer, working at first at the kibbutzim Gat and Sde Yoav in the south. He then moved to Moshav Nir Banim where he was adopted by the Guy family.
Two years later, Zvi was called up into the army. Having been brought up in a pacifist environment during the Vietnam War, he returned to the US for a short visit and wondered whether or not to answer the call and serve in the IDF. In August 1980 he was drafted and served in the tank corps, alongside his adopted brother Shachar Guy.
On June 8, 1982, two days after the outbreak of the First Lebanon War, Zvi's tank entered the town of Zur, was hit by a missile and Zvi was killed. A day earlier Shachar Guy was killed. Both were buried, side-by-side, in the cemetery of Nir Banim.