The sands of Iraq and Afghanistan are a long way from Wildwood, but two local veterans’ groups made it a bit easier for disabled veterans and visitors alike to make their way across Wildwood’s wide beach. Members of American Legion Post 184 and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 were on hand at the Schellenger Avenue beach on August 23, 2013 to present a state-of-the-art surf chair to the Wildwood Beach Patrol. Unlike other surf chairs, the newest addition is based on the dynamic of a rickshaw with two wheels and is pulled across the sand rather than pushed like a conventional wheelchair. The chairs are built almost entirely of PVC and are easily taken apart for transport. In addition to giving handicapped beachgoers access to the water’s edge, the chairs can be placed in the surf.