Michael Petronio stands in front of the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Priest Jesus Ramirez poses with Lance Cpl. Gaston Ruiz Flores, mom Elizabeth Ruiz and brother Edgar Ruiz after Special Blessing Mass held on Jan. 13. SUBMITTED PHOTOS
Jean Edwards, Over There columnist for The Herald-News
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Petronio, the son of Joseph and Diane Petronio of New Lenox, returned from an eight-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, which completed her 25th and final deployment after 51 …