Just in case anyone runs across the same issue. Here is a quick fix.
The samples didn't seem to run for me due to a missing maven dependency in the spring-ws-parent pom file. I updated the POM in my .m2 local cache with the following entry:
The samples now build.Code:dependency> <groupId>stax</groupId> <artifactId>stax-api</artifactId> <version>1.0.1</version> </dependency>