I tried to find him on the Rosters but with no luck. I'll keep trying. All I have is some pictures of him in uniform and a few scarves that he wore. Also a picture of him with other Merchant Seaman posing with Marine Guards in a Brig in Honolulu. He signed at age 18 in about 1920.
He told me that he went by the name Joe Paris (Perez) and that all of his records were in this name. He eventually used his correct name when the family eventually arrived in California.